Interesting story. Cornerback Davon House had an offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars this past offseason. It was for two years and more money than he got from the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers gave House a $2.8 million, one-year deal.
Why come back to Green Bay then? He just really wanted to return to the Packers, where he spent the first four years of his career.
Money and a bit more security is not all House gave up when he made the decision, of course. The Packers will be watching the playoffs. The Steelers are a legit Super Bowl contender and own the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
“It’s been a good ride, man,” House said. “Like I was telling a buddy of mine, ‘If I had a chance, do I accept the Pittsburgh offer or come to Green Bay?’ I said, ‘If I had to do it again, I’m coming back here.’”
House says he has no regrets, but his future is most definitely uncertain.
While the Packers certainly are in need of cornerbacks, House has played in just 11 games this season. That’s not to say he’s injury-prone, but that will play a factor in the team’s decision to re-up him after the season.
House hasn’t been bad this season. PFF has him graded at 69.7, which puts him behind Damarious Randall’s 70.9, among regular starters. They have rookie Lenzy Pipkins with the best grade at 71.5. Every other corner on the Packers’ roster is in the 40s.
On the season, House has 43 tackles, one sack and one interception.
All of that being said, he’s not a true No. 1 and he hasn’t been as good as his first season in Jacksonville, when he defended an impressive 23 passes and picked off four balls.
So will the Packers re-sign House? If I’m making the call, they do. Randall is currently the only known quantity at the cornerback position on the roster. House may not be great, but he’s decent.
Quinten Rollins is a bust. Kevin King played with a shoulder injury this season, so who knows what the Packers have there. Josh Hawkins and Pipkins don’t get enough playing time for us to really know anything. Donatello Brown hasn’t even seen the field on defense.
House should get a new contract from the Packers, but he obviously would have been better off signing with the Steelers.