We might as well talk about it because we know some of your are thinking about it. The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to release cornerback Davon House when they can’t find anyone willing to trade something for him.
The #Jaguars are shopping CB Davon House, a former big-money FA signing due $6M in 2017, source says. Expected to release him if no takers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2017
It’s laughable that Jacksonville is shopping House, but then it was laughable when they decided to pay him $6.125 million annually when they signed him as a free agent in 2015. They really think another team is going to take on his salary? This is why you perennially suck, Jacksonville!
Naturally, if you’re a Green Bay Packers fan, the thought at least briefly crossed your mind. Green Bay could bring back House for probably next to nothing. They have garbage cornerbacks. House could at least go in there and compete.
Maybe. But no, bad idea.
Let us give you a little perspective here.
First, you’ll recall House was never a starter for the Packers. He was decent in some matchups, particularly on the outside. House was also decent — although nowhere near great — during his first year in Jacksonville. He started all 16 games, had 49 tackles, a really-nice total of 23 passes defended and four interceptions.
Last year, however, was a debacle.
House started only four games. He totaled only 17 tackles, had no interceptions and didn’t even knock down a pass. House was available for all 16 games. He got only 272 snaps on the season FOR JACKSONVILLE! Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 43.6.
Yes, I’ll give this to you. Two of the Packers’ corners were actually graded worse — Damarious Randall (39.6) and Demetri Goodson (43.2).
While that’s laughable, sad and all kinds of other stuff, the point is simple. The Packers need a major upgrade at cornerback and Davon House surely is not it.