Following A.J. Bouye’s decision to sign with another AFC South team, John Simon has also chosen to remain in the division. Just not with your Houston Texans.
John Simon to Colts three-year, $17 million deal, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2017
John Simon going to Colts on $17 million deal is a loss for the Texans. Had improved a lot as a run-stopper, pass rusher— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2017
John Simon deal has $13.5 million base value, $17M max value, $4M 2017 March 12 roster bonus, salaries $1.5M (gtd), $3M, $3.5M— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2017
John Simon has $1.5 million Pro Bowl, playtime, sacks escalator 2018, 2019— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 10, 2017
Simon became a solid, if unspectacular, player for the Texans. I feel much the same way about his departure as I did about Quintin Demps leaving. Good for Simon and his family; I’m happy he got the kind of dollars and security he was almost sure not to get in Houston, especially considering the financial commitments (both current and looming) and talent level the Texans have at linebacker. Here’s hoping Simon has success in Indianapolis, with the requisite caveat that I’d prefer it if he struggles the two times each year the Colts face the Texans.