The difference being that rather than spend top dollar on the free agent market, why not spend a draft pick or two in what is being described as the deepest cornerback draft class in years? If he continues playing at a high level, he'll be an asset for many years to come.
The deal is reported to pay Bouye $67 million over five years with $26.5 million fully guaranteed.
Reportedly speaking to the player following the period's opening on Tuesday, Bouye would be a great target for the Eagles to sign this offseason. Those numbers were against some of the best receivers and tight ends in the league and not third and fourth teamers.The potential of adding Bouye would be a victory on two fronts for Jacksonville. According to a report by ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder, Houston will make an offer to Bouye before any deals can become official on Thursday.
A former undrafted free agent out of Central Florida, the 25-year-old Bouye recorded 62 tackles, 16 passes defended and one interception for Houston last season.
How would signing Bouye affect the rest of Jacksonville's secondary?
That said, I have seen more shocking things in the past.