The Houston Texans were able to keep another one of their free agents, agreeing to terms with defensive back Desmond King on a two-year contract (per ESPN’s Adam Schefter). King will get a two-year, $7.5 million deal with $3.5 million guaranteed.
King had a bounce-back season in his first year in Houston, recording a career-high 93 tackles in 16 games, He also had three interceptions and six passes defensed in 16 games. The former All-Pro was once one of the best young defensive backs in the game, having 138 tackles, four interceptions, and 15 passes defensed in his first two season. In King’s All-Pro season (2018), he recorded 62 tackles, 10 passes defensed, and three interceptions.
King allowed a career-low 65.6% of passes to be caught in 2021, allowing just three touchdowns as opposing quarterbacks targeting him as the primary defender recorded a 66.7 passer rating — well below the 84.0 rating allowed with the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans in 2020.