3 ideal business destinations for Kenny Moore
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The Indianapolis Colts had no problem committing $10 million per season to All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore this offseason, but now their other Pro Bowl corner could be upset. Despite being one of the best cornerbacks in football, could a Kenny Moore trade be on the horizon?
The 26-year-old defensive back is holding team activities organized by the Colts as he aims for a new contract and after leading the secondary in snaps played and interceptions, he is not wrong to want to receive a bigger salary.
Unless the Colts step up and offer Moore a higher salary, it’s possible the team faces a situation where trading their talented corner is the best move. Here are three ideal trade destinations for Kenny Moore that we could see play out later this offseason.
Chicago Bears sign Kenny Moore for Matt Eberflus reunion
New Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus knows Kenny Moore II well from his four seasons coordinating the Colts defense. Moore reached the Pro Bowl in his final season with Eberflus and would likely relish the opportunity to play in his scheme again.
The Bears currently don’t have an established nickel corner, and Moore happens to be one of the best. There’s an argument to be made that the Bears shouldn’t be looking to trade players who aren’t elite or complete game changers as they enter a season full of questions, but if Eberflus already knows Moore is a strong contender, parting with a Day 2 draft selection might be worth the price.
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Kansas City Chiefs spend part of their savings on Kenny Moore
After trading Tyreek Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs freed up a large amount of future cap space. They could spend it multiple ways, but given that Patrick Mahomes is a boss offensively, maybe they want to keep adding more pieces on defense.
One player who might be available is Kenny Moore, a veteran who is at the peak of his career and likely looking to win now. He might even have room for improvement. Chances are he will immediately be their best corner. Either way, he would help acclimate Trent McDuffie in his first season. The potential upside that comes with a trade with Kenny Moore has to be appealing to a team that’s a constant Super Bowl threat like the Chiefs.
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San Francisco 49ers resolve slot problem with Kenny Moore
The San Francisco 49ers allowed last year’s slot corner K’Waun Williams to walk into free agency and never really replaced him. Charvarius Ward was brought in but is expected to start on the outside, leaving room for a new nickel back.
As we’ve seen all too often, a team can never have too many capable corners and going forward, the 49ers could use some tried-and-true depth to go along with Ambry Thomas and Jason Verrett, who himself suffered multiple injuries at the over the years.
Moore could step into Willams’ shoes as San Fran’s third corner, bolstering an already strong unit. Acquiring Moore wouldn’t be expensive, and given that the Niners still have Jimmy Garoppolo to trade, the outgoing compensation for Moore might actually be cheaper than what Jimmy G returns. This might be one of those big-paying moves come playoff time.
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