Houston Texans: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time
In four seasons with the Texans, cornerback A.J. Bouye went from being an undrafted free agent signing by the franchise, to eventually leaving the team for a big-time NFL contract and making a name for himself in the league.
In his four seasons with the Texans, Bouye played in a total of 50 games, making 19 starts. In that time frame from 2013 to 2016, Bouye totaled 137 tackles (116 solo), with three tackles for loss, one quarterback hit. Even more importantly, Bouye collected six interceptions for 129 yards and one touchdown.
Bouye’s top interception return was for 67 yards (which is still his career-high), while he also totaled 32 passes defended in those first four seasons of his NFL career.
The interception return for a touchdown by Bouye came back in 2014 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 2, 2014 for a 51-yard touchdown off a pass from Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in the first quarter. That game ended up being a 31-21 loss by the Texans.
Bouye left the Texans and signed with the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars, where his 2018 contract with Jacksonville was tied for the 12th-highest for the season at $13 million.
In his time with the Jaguars the past two seasons, he has made 29 starts with seven interceptions and 26 passes defended. He also has 110 tackles with Jacksonville.
This just might be a player the Texans wished they would have kept and seen his entire career through, as they were the ones to find him as an undrafted rookie free agent all those years ago.