According to an article posted by Bleacher Report, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is “available” via trade. Michael Lombardi, a former NFL general manager, said on the Rich Eisen podcast that, “Dorsett's available in trade if somebody's willing to talk to them about it.”
Dorsett has underwhelmed in his first two seasons, with durability issues and inconsistent play. The 24-year-old receiver has played 26 games, hauling in 53 passes for 753 yards and 3 touchdowns thus far.
It may be a shock to some that the Colts would trade the young receiver this early in his career, but with the emergence of Chester Rogers and an impressive debut by JoJo Natson, the team may feel that Dorsett is expendable.
His trade value may drop from this point moving forward, especially if he shows more of the same issues in the upcoming 2017 season. The Colts may be planning to move on from him before this happens.
While it’s hard to speculate the possible trade candidates, the New Orleans Saints may be a team where Dorsett could resurrect his career. They are an out of conference team who did just trade their best wide receiver this offseason. This would not be a risky trade for any team who is willing to make the move, as he would most likely not command more than a mid to late round draft pick.
Even without these rumors popping up, it has been well-known that it was a make or break year for the receiver. This added news now shows just how short Dorsett’s leash may be, and that his days in Indianapolis may be even more numbered than we initially thought.