Indianapolis Colts owner said on Twitter last night that “serious trade winds” were blowing around his team, and that the team’s new general manager Ryan Grigson is not afraid to make a major move. While he was also careful to say that more often than not these things never materialize, the Colts could be on the verge of making a major trade prior to the start of the 2012 NFL regular season.
But while many are speculating that the two most obvious players the Colts could be targeting are Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, a source close to the Colts is saying that the player is a cornerback.
So with that being said, could the player at teh heart of these trade winds be Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis?
Davis is a Pro-Bowl caliber defensive back, and had a great season with the Dolphins last year. But anyone who has watched any of the HBO Hard Knocks episodes this season featuring the Dolphins will tell you that Miami has been less than impressed or pleased with Davis throughout Training Camp and the preseason.
And considering that new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin already proved that he is not messing around with any player who does not show professionalism or the ultimate work ethic by trading Brandon Marshall and cutting Chad Johnson, Davis could be a prime candidate to be dealt.
Even if he may be the team’s most talented defender.
But the Dolphins know that they are in a rebuilding mode, and will probably be there for the next two or three years as rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill develops under center. That means that while Davis is a very good player, if he could fetch a couple of decent draft picks next year, Miami would probably not hesitate to pull the rigger on a deal.
The question is, are the Colts involved on the other end?