While I think Quincy Wilson showed some promise last season, he’s probably not ready to be a number one cornerback in year two. Especially without a solid corner on the opposite side of the field.
Bashaud Breeland could be an answer to that problem after his wild offseason.
He had apparently agreed to a deal with the Panthers early on in free agency, but that contract was voided when he suffered a serious cut on his left foot during vacation.
Breeland has still been able to drum up some interest after that voided deal, including a visit with the Colts back in May. The visit did not yield a deal, but Indianapolis could have simply been waiting for that left foot injury to heal before signing him to a contract.
Breeland has had an up-and-down career, but he’s capable of being a very solid number two cornerback when he’s at his best.
He’s one of the most aggressive defensive backs in the league with 59 pass breakups during his four year career, including double-digit totals in each of his four NFL seasons. Breeland has eight career interceptions to go along with those pass breakups, and he is just entering the prime of his career at 26 years old.
A healthy Bashaud Breeland would form a dynamic duo of cornerbacks with Quincy Wilson and would allow the rest of the Colts’ corners to play more comfortable roles lower on the depth chart.
If his foot injury is cleared before training camp, Chris Ballard should bring Breeland in on a one-year deal.