The 2012 version of the Indianapolis Colts figures to look much different from teams in the past and one veteran wide receiver reportedly has already rejected an offer from the Colts. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter, Colts WR Pierre Garcon has rejected a five-year offer from the franchise. Schefter reports, “Colts free-agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon recently rejected a five-year contract from Indianapolis,” according to Schefter.
Several reports suggest that Garcon might be seeking somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-years $40+ million but those demands might have to be considered too high for the Colts and perhaps too high for Garcon’s actual value. After four seasons in Indianapolis, Garcon finally appeared in all 16 regular seasons games in 2011.
While the Colts experienced it’s worst season in well over a decade, Garcon set career highs with 70 receptions, 947 yards and tied a career best, 6 touchdowns, despite the struggles at the quarterback position for the club.
Garcon does possess good speed but he comes with the reputation of dropping easy catches during the course of his career.
Several teams are in need of wide receiver help, but it’s going to come down to whether or not Garcon can get a team to overpay for his services next season.