Houston Texans cornerback Aaron Colvin is entering the second year of his four year contract.
The Houston Texans continue to rebuild the roster with their new general manager Brian Gaine, and they signed cornerback Aaron Colvin in 2018 from the Jacksonville Jaguars to a four-year $34 million deal with $18 million guaranteed. According to the salary figures provided by Overthecap, Gaine and the front office decided to frontload the guaranteed part of his contract in his first two years when they signed him.
Colvin is virtually guaranteed a spot on the roster for 2019 with a $10,500,000 cap penalty in dead money if he was waived. He had an up and down first season with the Texans after playing through an ankle injury he suffered in their home opener against the New York Giants. Colvin started in two of the ten games with the Texans and was relegated to a reserve role and special teams towards the end of the regular season.
He was unable to earn the trust of defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and be part of their cornerback rotation down the stretch. Colvin was listed as a healthy scratch in their wild-card round of the playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts.
He finished the season with 29 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and one pass deflection in 2018. Colvin was signed to play in the role of the slot cornerback in the Texans nickel/dime packages and played well in that role until his injury impacted his level of play.
Colvin will be the primary option to play in the slot this upcoming season, but he will have to prove he can bounce back after a shaky 2018 season for him to be part of the process beyond 2019.