Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has always been a very talented player, and he had a nice 2012 campaign in his first season with the team. But here in 2013, Davis has taken things to the next level in a contract year, and he’s set himself up for a big payday in March due to his play this year. With 46 tackles and 12 passes defended, Davis is playing the best football of his life and has been a true shutdown corner for the Colts. They have desperately needed that performance out of him, and stars Robert Mathis and Davis have been carrying the Colts pass defense this year. There is little doubt that Davis has been one of the best corners in the game this year, and I was disappointed that New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib snuck into the Pro Bowl over Davis.
There is no doubt that Davis is a vastly important player to the Colts success, especially with their Wild Card game set against the Kansas City Chiefs. Even though the Chiefs wide receiver corps is easily the worst among the playoff teams, it’s still a crucial game and the Colts will need Davis to be out there.
He suffered a groin injury in the first quarter of the team’s blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday, and he needed to undergo an MRI today. According to Colts official site beat writer Craig Kelley, Davis’s MRI turned up negative, but he is still a toss-up against the Chiefs until we take a look at his practice status. I think he’ll be out there due to his importance, and he shouldn’t have a difficult time shutting down Dwayne Bowe, who has a concussion of unknown severity.