Free agency is sooooooooo boring. Why won't the Texans ever do something?
Fear not, BRB, as your Houston Texans have re-signed another key component to the starting squad, re-upping Kareem Jackson after doing the same with Derek Newton earlier today.
Adam Schefter brings us the good news:
Texans take one of the top CBs off the market, reaching agreement with Kareem Jackson on 4-year deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2015
Much like the aforementioned Newton, Jackson was absolutely dreadful his first couple years in the league. But, oh my, did he improve.
While not an elite cornerback, Jackson is solid, dependable, versatile, and absolutely one of the best tackling CBs in the league today. Losing him would've been a problematic situation, at best. If Johnathan Joseph also returns, the Texans will have one of the more solid CB tandems in the league. We'll update with contract terms once they are known.
And now? Ryan Mallett Watch 2015.
UPDATE WITH CONTRACT TERMS via the comments:
Kareem Jackson's deal came in at 4 years and $34 m. A bit more than some predicted. Good for remaining ufa CBs.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 7, 2015
Jackson's deal includes $20 million in guarantees. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 7, 2015
Kareem Jackson four-year, $34 million deal has $20.5M in first two years, $9M bonus, $4M roster bonus, $1M base 2015, $6.5M 2016, per source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 7, 2015
UPDATE (03/12/15): Even more details on Ice Kareem's new deal with the Texans:
Kareem Jackson's 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 salary cap numbers are $7.5M, $8.5M, $9M & $9M.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 10, 2015
Kareem Jackson has $6.5M base salaries in 2017 & 2018. He also has annual $250,000 46-man per game active roster bonuses ($15,625 per game).— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 10, 2015