Last off-season, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed away star cornerback A.J. Bouye from the Houston Texans, leaving a big hole in the Texans’s secondary
This off-season, the Texans have signed away cornerback Aaron Colvin from the Jaguars to fix that hole by giving him a four-year, $34 million contract that includes $18 million guaranteed. The contract agreement was first reported by ESPN, while the terms of the deal where reported by NFL Network.
Over the years, the Texans had gained a reputation as being one of the best defenses in the NFL, but everything changed in 2017, and when you combine the departure of Bouye, and the losing of J.J. Watt due to injury, it’s no surprise that the Texans surrendered the most points in the NFL last season and finished with the 4th worst record in the league at 4-12.
That’s why it makes sense for Houston to go out there and be aggressive and sign someone like Colvin, who was very expendable for the Jaguars with Bouye and Jalen Ramsey set to lockdown opposing receivers for years to come. Prior to signing Colvin, the Texans explored signing other available free agent corners like Malcolm Butler and E.J. Gaines, according to the Houston Chronicle.
In 2017, Colvin had 45 total tackles, and 5 pass deflections. Perhaps his most impressive to date right now is his 2015 season, where he racked up a whopping 73 tackles, 7 pass deflections, and 4 sacks. The Oklahoma alum, who was a fourth-round pick by the Jaguars in 2014, ranked 15th out of 50 on our 2018 free agent rankings list.
For his career, Colvin has 167 total tackles, 15 pass deflections, and 5 sacks.
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