Bradley Roby has come in clutch for a Houston Texans team in need of a replacement following the departure of Kareem Jackson. In a head-scratching move, Roby has elected to sign a one-year deal with the Texans worth $10 million. It’s an interesting move by the 26-year-old cornerback.
Following comes from James Palmer of NFL Network.
Broncos former first round pick CB Bradley Roby is signing with the the Texans for 1 year and 10 million, per source.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 12, 2019
Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports that Roby told him he rejected deals from the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers in hope of making the most of a one-year ‘prove it’ deal with the Texans.
Spoke to Bradley Roby. He turned down 3-year offer from Steelers and 1-year offer from 49ers to take one-year, $10 Mil deal with Texans. Browns were also in for a while. Roby: "It's a prove it deal. I feel like I should go back in (the market) while I'm still young.'' #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 12, 2019
If Roby does indeed plan on hitting the open market next season and try to maximize his value this year with the Texans, he’ll have every opportunity to do so. Besides Jackson leaving Houston the Texans also lost former Pro Bowl safety Tyrann Mathieu to the Kansas City Chiefs. There will be chances for Roby to show his skills as the lead defensive back for Houston and show that he deserves the big money, long-term deal he seemingly desires.
Roby has been an ironman of sorts in his short career playing in all but one game through his first five seasons in the NFL and came into a starting role last season for Denver. He has recorded seven career interceptions, seven forced fumbles and 238 total tackles.