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.
Agreed they could do a lot worse than House. If we can sign him to decent deal then we should.
Take it to the House, House, House.
Whatever they do with FA I have a feeling they’re going to draft one too to create some competition.
I think Goodson will get a chance to win the nickel or dime DB job as well.
House has stronger tackling skills than Williams. Saw Tramon go on way too many piggyback rides this year. The choice between the two seems obvious.
They need to do what they kind of did with Neal last year. A short, decently valued contract. Give House 2 years, 6-7 mil and give him a shot to prove his worth and possibly earn the starter money a couple years later. You usually want guys to prove that within their rookie deal, but as a person who’s been really down on House, i feel he might be able to really step up given the opportunity to take over full time. I think we let Williams walk unless he’s willing to come back highly discounted which isn’t likely cause somebody will pay for him, and then we draft somebody in the 2nd or 3rd round, depending on how the draft falls. Jalen Collins could be a player possibly in the 2nd. His draft stock is all over the place on rankings. Some people have him as a 1st, some have him as low as the 3rd. Same with PJ Williams, he might be there in 2nd, he could go in the 1st. It sounds a lot of people are starting to like his teammate Darby more. Either way, need to sign Randall Cobb without a doubt, then work on getting Bulaga back if he don’t push for LT kind of money.
Bummer that my Tramon Williams jersey will be useless. But he is no longer what he once was:(