It also enables the Colts to provide more playing time for some of their rookie cornerbacks-namely 2nd round pick Quincy Wilson, who has been buried on the depth chart (often a healthy scratch), as well as impressive nickelback Nate Hairston. He missed the first three games of the season before returning against Seattle.
Stop me if you've heard this one before. the Colts have mismanaged an injury to one of their most talented players.
While Luck has denied speculation he is unhappy in Indy, Davis certainly wasn't happy Wednesday.
Davis' departure from the organization comes one day after he told reporters he felt "disrespected" by Colts head coach Chuck Pagano when he was demoted for last Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. You can read the best breakdown here about everything, but suffice it to say, Davis was not happy about his treatment in recent weeks. I'm a professional. I've been here long enough.
Davis, in his sixth season with the Colts, said defensive coordinator Ted Monachino and position coach Greg Williams delivered the news about his demotion, not Pagano himself. Obviously I know what level I can play at. "It really bothered me", he said.
"I had a groin tear that I dealt with", Davis said, per ESPN. "These things happen", Davis explained to the media Wednesday.
But he hasn't played up to his usual standards in 2017.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 01: Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) prepares to defend during the National Football League game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts on January 1, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
Davis has played in 5 games this year, all starts, and has 21 tackles and 0 interceptions to his name.
Not to mention, the disgruntled Davis would still have access to the team's training and rehabilitation facilities, which could be a distraction-assuming that he doesn't actually want to be in Indianapolis past this season.
"Right now, change is good".