Colts, Kenny Moore agrees to a 3-year, $30 million contract

The Indianapolis Colts are re-signing Kenny Moore to a three-year, $30 million deal, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history, agents David Mulugeta and Trevon Smith of Athletes First told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Moore saw significant improvement in 2023, as he better adapted to the Colts' defensive scheme while his coaches also found ways to use him more efficiently.

He had the biggest game of his career in a November win over the Carolina Panthers, collecting two interceptions and returning both for touchdowns in the 27-13 win. Moore also recorded six passes defended and 93 tackles last season, and a career-high eight tackles for loss.

Moore becomes the fifth player to re-sign with the Colts since Monday, joining receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (three years, $70 million), linebacker Zaire Franklin (three years, $31.26 million), and defensive tackle Grover Stewart (three years, $39 million). Million dollars). ) and defensive end Tyquan Lewis (two years).

Moore, a seven-year veteran and 2021 Pro Bowl selection, has evolved from an undrafted free agent in 2017 into one of the NFL's premier defenders who is signing his third contract. He staged a moderate protest during the 2022 season when he was seeking a new deal, but the Colts did not offer him one because he had two seasons remaining on his contract.

ESPN's Stephen Holder contributed to this report.

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