If we know anything about free agency this year, it’s that the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to throw all kinds of money at guys that really don’t deserve it. Of course, that’s what they have to do because nobody wants to play in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars did just that with former Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.
It was reported that House signed with the Jaguars this morning, for what we could consider an astounding $6.25 million annually.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015
Overall, the contract is for four years and $25 million.
To put that in perspective, that gives House the 19th-highest annual salary in the league among cornerbacks. That’s obviously starter’s money for a guy who’s never been a full-time starter.
We know the Packers hadn’t even talked to House prior to the weekend, a sign that they had no intention of re-signing him. Perhaps they knew he was going to get a ludicrous offer like this and that’s why they didn’t bother.
The focus will now have to return to re-signing Tramon Williams.
Williams has already rejected a two-year, $8 million deal from the Packers. While it appears Philadelphia may be interested in Tramon, the early favorite — Seattle — now appears to be out of the running. They have signed former Eagle Cary Williams to replace Byron Maxwell, who left for Philadelphia.
Is Ian Rapoport overdoing it a little by saying: “Jaguars set to add another big time FA.” House was solid, but I’d keep him out of the “Big Time” category.
Maybe it should have read: “Jaguars spend BIG TIME money, on an average FA.”
Good for House though… take their money!
Classic case of overpaying. I bet Ted had a good laugh at that one.
Average corner at best. But good for him take that money and laugh all the way to the bank.
not too upset here. would have liked to keep him, but not at that price. we really don’t know if House could be a full timer or not – he gave us just enough to tease us into thinking he might evolve into something. But injuries and inconsistency popped up and he ended up being a part timer & ST guy. At 26 yrs old, you would hope to know if he had “it” as a CB or not. We never got to figure that out. Enjoy the cash in Jax, they won’t win anything right away.
He’ll be released in 2 or 3 years because he’s simply not worth 6.25 million per year. They’ll figure that out.
Gotta get paid while the iron is hot. I find no fault with House and wish him well.
Yup. And that is why the suggestion that Cobb left money on the table is a fallacy. In an era of unguaranteed contracts, taking a smaller offer from a stable, winning team is more valuable than splashy offer from a perennial loser.
Cobb will take home his entire contract. House won’t last through his.
I saw real flashes on this guy. This is a serious piece of dirt. It does say something about him that he’d ratehr take the money and play for a shitstain like the Jaguars than remain a Packer and haev a chance at rings.
TT will probably get a comp pick next year for that kind of money.
Take us to Ludicrous speed. They went to plaid.
whats the matter Col Sanders, chicken?
Really Jaguars? Still having a tough time getting to first base in the NFL I see.
House became our best corner once he got PT. Williams and Shields were both too much of risk takers and too small to cover big, fast disciplline guys like Jones. House stayed with his man and had the length to swat jump balls. Hayward not very long either and slow. We’re going to miss House. One knock on House has been that he has trouble staying healthy. Bad luck really. TT doesn’t want to lock him up with big money with his history of bad health. I really wanted to keep house. We still have room under the cap. I’m disappointed but House did come up big in his contract year so we would be paying at the peak. I suspect we’re saving money for DT and ILB.