Since the season ended, cornerback Davon House has gone from a guy pining to return to the Green Bay Packers to a guy who’s going to sign with the first club that guarantees him a starting job.
In other words, he’s had a talk with his agent.
House says his No. 1 priority is finding a starting job when free agency opens.
“I don’t like the role just playing special teams, especially when I know I can contribute. (When) things are going tough out there and I get in the game or momentum swings, I play extremely well against good teams and it sucks that I’m just on special teams,” House said.
“I know I can play. I truly believe the film says I can play in this league. If my film doesn’t show it, I don’t mind playing special teams. But I think my film shows I’m a starter.”
Can House be a starter in the NFL?
Well, for a team like Atlanta or Philadelphia, sure. It’s not clear if the Packers view him as a starter or, more importantly, whether they’d guarantee him a starting job.
House played well in 2014 and he was the Packers’ best weapon against the league’s bigger receivers. However, he got injured like he does pretty much every season and when he returned, House was relegated exclusively to special teams.
That could be a sign that the Packers don’t see House as an important contributor.
House has started 14 games over his four NFL seasons, but every time he appears ready to become a starter or major contributor, he gets derailed by injury.
What will be telling is how hard the Packers pursue re-signing their other free agent cornerback, Tramon Williams. He will be 32 in March, but turned in another solid year for the Packers in 2014.
The market will dictate a lot of what happens here. If a team does jump at House with starter’s money early on, he’s most likely gone. If things aren’t very active, then we can see House returning on a deal that’s favorable to the Packers, similar to how things worked out with Mike Neal last year.
Davon House in Green Bay in 2015 is probably 50/50 at best right now.
Tramon Williams had “another” solid year?
Someone please explain to me what defines a solid year for a 9 million dollar corner.
Analysis of the LEVEL of play is not based on dollar amount, but on execution versus all equal-level competitors (i.e. 1st or 2nd CBs) in the league. Analysis of VALUE of play IS based on dollar amount versus performance (performance of course being the dependent variable).
I don’t see that either. The guy is a liability
Tramon played alright last year, just not $9 million worth. If a team throws $5 million a year at House they can have him. I’d like to see the Packers keep him and make him sign a deal that depends on games played. The dude gets hurt every other game it seems. We’ve been waiting for him to show us he can do it, then he gets hurt. F him!!
Actually, Davon House had a nice year. Minus his injury. If the packers can get this guy back for $4M a Year. Then they should. Sam shields and House can start while Casey Hayward and Micha hyde plays the slot.
there are no guarantees in the NFL. Ask Matt Flynn.
Matt Flynn has made a ton of money in the NFL, some of it guaranteed I’m sure. Hopefully he doesn’t make any more with the Pack!
I can totally see some team overvaluing House and throwing a bunch of money at him, happens every year. Especially given his size and the NFL’s obsession with finding bigger corners to match up against the new breed of bigger physical receivers. I think House is as good as gone. A team will overpay him like the Colts did with Erik Walden.
House does not grab interceptions like Shields or Williams but he’s better at coverage. He can cover big receivers that are popping up everywhere. I’d keep him over Williams. He’s also younger. Pay the guy Shields money and we don’t have to worry about corners for next half a decade while we stock up on ILb, TE and DL. Young, starter quality corners are hard to fine.
As long as the guy is running straight downfield, you are 100% correct. But if the guy busts a move? House just watchin’, be like “Damn, how he do dat?”
House is not worth anywhere near shields money. I don’t think any team in the league will pay him $10M annually. He will probably get something in the $4-5M range.
I don’t think Shields is worth Shields money.
I think a pretty good case could be made that Davon House had 4 years to prove himself and didn’t do it.
There is no reason to think that the next 4 years will be drastically different than the last. I like Davon as a much up against bigger and stiffer WRs as well, but he isn’t worth more than $3-$4 mil a year. Period.
Greetings Packers and Fans. I have confidence in Mr. Davon House’s achievements as a defensive cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. Mr. House has improved throughout the years as he has mature in the cornerback position. The Packers have benefited in many games for his efforts to block passes and interceptions. Realistically, NFL players attribute injuries on and off the playing field. Mr. House has a strong Christian values and participate in charitable events in Green Bay. He is valued investment to the Packers organization. His successes with the Packers Team attain a 4 year Division Champion resume. “Run To Day Light!” Prayers for Mr. Davon House and Family.