The centerpiece of the Colts’ 2022 offense remains a mystery, but the team reached an agreement to keep one of its pass catchers. Mo Alie-Cox is staying in Indianapolis on a three-year deal, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star tweets.
Alie-Cox is coming back for $18MM, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. This is a nice payday for a player who has transformed from VCU hoops contributor to Colts auxiliary piece. The deal contains $11.7MM in guaranteed money, including his entire 2021 salary, according to Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com on Twitter.
With Jack Doyle retiring, Alie-Cox may become a more prominent factor in the Colts’ offense. The ex-college basketball player has established himself as a solid weapon in Indianapolis over the past two years, combining for 710 yards and six touchdown receptions in that span.
Indy drafted Kylen Granson in the 2021 fourth round but otherwise does not have much beyond Alie-Cox signed at the tight end position. The $6MM-per-year pact represents midlevel money at the tight end spot, potentially indicating Indy is not done here. The Colts are still in need at wide receiver, so Alie-Cox almost certainly will not be their final key pass-catching investment this offseason.