Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Vikings made a major roster decision, releasing one of the team’s best players from the past seven seasons.
Three-time Pro Bowl corner Xavier Rhodes became the latest star released from his team. Unfortunately for Rhodes, the move was expected after he suffered through a tough 2019 season.
The move cleared nearly $8 million in cap space heading into the 2020 season. After nearly two weeks on the market, though, Rhodes finally found his new landing spot.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rhodes signed with the Indianapolis Colts. His agency confirmed the move, noting Rhodes inked a one-year deal with the team.
Former Vikings’ All-Pro CB Xavier Rhodes is signing a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, @ShahSportsGroup tells ESPN. Rhodes will be a free agent again after 2020 season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2020
He was named to the All-Pro team in 2017 and made three Pro Bowls during his career with the Vikings.
At one point during his career, Rhodes was heralded as the best corner in the NFL.
However, he struggled to make an impact during the 2019 season. He consistently blew coverages during the course of the 2019 campaign, causing the Vikings to move on from the former star.
The Colts essentially gave Rhodes a one-year, “prove-it” deal that gives him the opportunity to show he can still play at a high level.
If he does, he’ll hit the market once again in 2021.