Cornerback Davon House will be a free agent in March. After four years as a backup, House wants to be a starter somewhere, but he really wants to remain with the Green Bay Packers.
House listed numerous reasons as to why he desires to stay with the Packers, our favorite of which is this one.
“I’m so used to this that I really don’t want to drop down where freakin’ December 28 the season is over with,” he said.
House also seemed to suggest he would give the Packers the old hometown discount.
“Most definitely want to play here; that’s what I want,” he said. “I’m not about to go and come play here for free. I don’t want to get too into details of what would I take or whatnot, (but) if there’s not a big difference of course I’m going to be here.”
What House is worth on the open market is anyone’s guess.
Does he have the potential to be a starter? Yes he does, providing he can stay healthy. But that’s something he hasn’t done in Green Bay. House played in all 16 games only once in his four-year career (2013). In 2014, he missed the final three regular-season games with a shoulder injury and then the Packers only played him on special teams in the playoffs.
Does that mean he’s fallen out of favor?
Again, anyone’s guess.
What we do know is the Packers are probably going to have to make a decision between re-signing House and fellow free agent cornerback Tramon Williams. Although Williams is still solid, he’ll also be 32 in March.
The Packers haven’t had much interest in guys over 30 under Ted Thompson and that doesn’t bode well for Williams.
Next season, we know Sam Shields will man one cornerback position for the Packers. Certainly Casey Hayward will compete to start on the other side. Who the third guy in the mix will be remains a mystery, but the Packers could do a lot worse than House.