The Colts sent the 17th pick in the sixth round, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, to the New York Jets. In return, they got four-year veteran QB Drew Stanton and the seventh pick in the seventh round.
I got blasted on Twitter for saying this was a good deal but the Colts essentially moved down a couple of spots to acquire Stanton.
Shortly thereafter they agreed to terms with former Titans and Rams wide receiver Donnie Avery. Avery showed tremendous upside during his rookie season before injuries curtailed his progress:
Minutes later, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced via Twitter that wide receiver Donnie Avery, a free agent from the Tennessee Titans, had agreed to terms.
Who the hell thought that trading down a few spots in the 6th round is a bad trade for a very reasonable backup for a very young QB? This was a great trade as the value of picks from mid-6th to early 7th doesn't vary that greatly.
If Avery can stay healthy, he should be a good pickup. Takes down some of our needs that we'd otherwise have to use draft picks to fill. Any news on contract details?