You remember Quintin Demps, don’t you? The safety has completed two tours with your Houston Texans, the second of which ended about a year ago when Demps, then the reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Month, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears. Demps’ time with the Bears abruptly came to an end yesterday when the team cut him. Our pals at Windy City Gridiron eulogized The Demps Era in Chicago as follows:
Demps, 32, was signed in last year’s free agency to be a veteran presence in the Bears’ back end. That didn’t come into fruition as Demps broke his arm and was then placed on injured reserve in Week 3 of the 2017 season. There was consideration of bringing him back with an injury to return designation later in the year, but after Adrian Amos enjoyed a resurgent year next to Eddie Jackson, the Bears elected not to use it.
Saying Demps’ lone season with the Bears was a failure because of his injury alone would be mistaken, however. In the three games he played with Chicago he failed to make a play on the ball: a ballhawk ability he was hailed for coming in. Once someone like Amos proved to be a better in-the-box defender that also didn’t force turnovers, the writing was on the wall for Demps’ future with the little guaranteed money he had on his contract.
Demps has since taken to Twitter to express his desire for a return to Houston:
Back in houston for few days. I’ve missed the H....— Quintin Demps (@QDemps) February 26, 2018
I sure hope so I’ve missed home real talk. https://t.co/C53nPvAFZw— Quintin Demps (@QDemps) February 27, 2018
Keep the love coming H town.— Quintin Demps (@QDemps) February 27, 2018
H town that ain’t enough legggo. Pick it up. Show the love tag me and @HoustonTexans— Quintin Demps (@QDemps) February 27, 2018
He’s also retweeted several tweets from Texans fans imploring the team to sign him. Although the freshly-extended Andre Hal presumably has one of the starting safety spots locked down, the other gig is not spoken for. Demps could likely be had on a one-year deal at or close to the veteran’s minimum. Would you like to see him return for a third stint with the Texans?