On Monday night, the Indianapolis Colts and Matt Gay, who is currently a pending free agent kicker, came to an agreement on a four-year contract. This agreement was made as the legal tampering period began. However, this deal is not like any ordinary contract. Matt Gay is set to make history with his new contract.
Even though the deal has not been officially signed yet, the Colts are reportedly planning to offer Gay a contract worth up to $22.5 million over four years. The deal will be official on Wednesday at the earliest.
This signing is a significant move for the Colts. Kicker Adam Vinatieri, who was previously a key player for the team, retired before the 2021 season. The Colts have struggled to fill the void left by Vinatieri’s departure, and they hope that Matt Gay can be the solution they need.
Matt Gay has been a standout player in the NFL since he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019. In his first season, he scored 125 points, making 27 out of 35 field goal attempts and all of his extra point attempts. He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2021, where he continued to excel, making 27 out of 32 field goal attempts.
Gay’s success on the field has made him a highly sought-after player in the NFL, and the Colts were able to secure him with this new deal. It remains to be seen how Gay will perform with his new team, but the Colts are optimistic about his potential. If he lives up to his potential, he could help the Colts make a run for the playoffs in the coming years.