With his outing and what could have easily been the MVP in the Super Bowl, Colts running back Dominic Rhodes is going to be able to cash in once free agency gets rolling. It’s well known that teams love to tout that they have a major player from the Super Bowl on their roster, and Rhodes is a decent enough running back to get a solid deal from some team somewhere around the league that needs to pick up a few yards. Last season Rhodes took second fiddle to rookie star RB Joseph Addai, who ran for over 1,000 yards for the champion Colts. Rhodes did okay when called upon in the regular season, rushing for 641 yards on 187 carries. The thing that will stand out about Rhodes is what he did on the biggest stage, and that was the Super Bowl.
Against the Bears, Rhodes was the best player on the field, running for 113 yards and a score. He ran hard in the rain that night in Miami, and kept the legs going enough to grind out those tough yards against a solid run defense. At 5-9, 203 pounds, he should be able to run the ball 15-20 times a game and not miss a beat. 2006 was the biggest chance that Rhodes got, as the rest of his five-year career has been spent behind now Cardinals back Edgerrin James. Look for the solid back to get some looks from teams around the league. While the Colts will look to resign him, he should be in a league of his own this free agency peroid to get a big deal elsewhere.