The #Colts are re-signing DE Tyquan Lewis to a one-year, $3 million deal, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 16, 2022
Last week, the Colts were reportedly interested in re-signing Lewis, and it looks like both sides were able to ultimately strike a deal.
Originally selected by the Colts in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the 6’3”, 267 pound defensive lineman has shown flashes of being an impact rotational defensive lineman over the past season and a half—having demonstrated breakout potential. He also has the versatility to play either defensive tackle or end for the Colts in the trenches.
During 2021, Lewis recorded 14 tackles (10 solo), 3 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 20 total QB pressures, and an interception during 8 games (2 starts)—before his unfortunate season-ending knee injury.
Per PFF (subscription), Lewis was their 31st best graded edge with a +71.3 overall grade in 2021—featuring a +75.5 run defense grade.
Still only 27 years old, Lewis is a versatile defensive lineman, who has shown that he can be a valuable rotational piece—and he’ll stay in Indianapolis for at least one more season.