My understanding is Justin Houston will be a defensive end for the #Colts and fits well in that system. More important, he’s a rusher (and a good one when healthy), which takes a little pressure off to find them in the draft.
#Colts new edge rusher Justin Houston played 419 snaps last year and recorded 48 pressures.
#Titans new edge rusher Cameron Wake played 292 snaps last year and recorded 54 pressures.
(per @PFF) #TitanUp
Justin Houston’s reported $12M AAV is the 3rd highest average salary on the #Colts…
Andrew Luck $24.5M
TY Hilton: $13M
Justin Houston $12M
Anthony Castonzo: $11M
Devin Funchess: $10M
2 years $24 million for Justin Houston. Perfect. Gives the #Colts a pass rush boost in the short term, while not effecting the long term salary cap of being able to resign the young players in a few years. This is a win-now move. Instantly makes the team better.
New @Colts LB, Justin Houston is 1 of only 11 players to have a pressure percentage of at least 11% in each of the last 3 seasons (min 120 pass rushes in each season). #Colts #FreeAgency
Stats per @SportsInfo_SIS
As a reminder #Colts fans, Houston is only two years older than Ford, got a lesser contract and allowed the Colts to keep a high draft pick. Chris Ballard is pretty good at this GM thing. https://t.co/HNGkhj6304
Justin Houston on joining the #Colts: “I have plenty in the tank. But I think some people don’t believe that. It’s more so what I’m about to show the world more than myself, because I know what I’m capable of."
ICYMI, after mostly sitting out 2019 @NFL free agency, Chris Ballard's #Colts pounce on one of the game's top pass rushers.
On why the addition of Justin Houston makes perfect sense for both parties