According to the IndyStar’s Joel Erickson, the Indianapolis Colts have tendered free agent safety and All-Pro special teams ace George Odum at the first right of refusal level—meaning general manager Chris Ballard can match any offer to the restricted free agent:
The Colts are tendering George Odum at the right of first refusal level.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) March 16, 2021
If Odum plays on the RFR tender, I believe he gets $2.133 million— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) March 16, 2021
However, it’s the low tender, so Odum is not tied to receiving draft compensation—should he sign an offer sheet elsewhere, Indianapolis elects not to match, and he departs.
The 27 year old special teams standout led the NFL with 20 total special teams tackles en route to being named a 2020 NFL First-Team All-Pro.
Odum received a +90.9 overall special teams grade from PFF this past season, which was the 3rd best among all qualified special teams players.
To be successful in the NFL, a team has to be good in all three phases of the game: offense, defense, and special teams.
Odum is one of the Colts’ special teams units’ best players, and Indianapolis is in a favorable position to keep him in Horseshoe Blue—for at least the 2021 season.
However, it appears as though Odum isn’t necessarily thrilled with the low tender: