28-Year-Old Safety – Carolina Panthers
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Coleman has traditionally been a benching risk due to the fact that he's a better fantasy player than a real-life one, but in Carolina his three-down role appears safe, if only for a lack of competiti...
Kurt Coleman Contract Information:
Signed a three-year contract extension with the Panthers in July of 2016.
Coleman is switching back to free safety in 2017, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The deal with Coleman has been known for some time: he makes a lot of plays and he gives up a lot of plays. But when you play on a defense with a pass rush as fierce as Carolina's, you have a much bigger margin of error. Carolina can afford to deal with Coleman's occasional sloppiness, because being out of position doesn't matter so much if the quarterback is getting hit as he throws. 2015 was the best year of his career, and he should put up a similar box score in 2016 if he can avoid getting embarrassed. The slight threat of a benching can't be ignored, though.
Reunited with Panthers' defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Coleman registered 37 tackles and three interceptions for the Chiefs last season, when his role expanded in wake of teammate Eric Berry's absence. Now in Carolina, Coleman is expected to back-up Tre Boston at starting free safety, but should see a decent amount of snaps weekly and make significant special teams contributions.
A starter for most of 2011 and 2012, Coleman is suddenly buried on the Philadelphia depth chart and could have his roster spot in danger.
He'll need to hold off Oshiomogho Atogwe and Jaiquawn Jarrett, but it generally appears that Coleman should enter 2012 as Philadelphia's starter opposite Nate Allen. He tends to give up too many plays, but Coleman has sneaky IDP value if he's on the field, as he finished 2011 with 78 tackles (56 solo) and four interceptions despite starting just 13 games.
Competing with Jaiquawn Jarrett for the starting strong safety spot.
Coleman is a defensive back who may struggle to make the team in 2010.