Would the Philadelphia Eagles be wise to sign cornerback A.J. Bouye?
A.J was signed in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. No one questions his work ethic moving up from last on the depth chart to the No. 1 cornerback on his team. Last season he had a total of 63 tackles, one sack, 16 pass deflections and three interceptions (two of those were recorded in the postseason). Lets compare his stats to the Eagles’ best cornerback last year, Jalen Mills. In 2016 Mills had a total of 61 combined tackles, zero sacks, seven pass deflections, and zero interceptions. It’s pretty evident who the better player was.
Right now the Eagles starting cornerbacks are Nolan Carroll, who is set to be a free agent, Ron Brooks, Mitchell White, Jalen Mills, C.J. Smith, Aaron Grymes and Dwayne Gratz, who is also set to be a free agent. It’s obvious the Eagles need tremendous help at that position. But don’t worry, I have some more bad news!
Bouye was raised a Dallas Cowboys fan.
I can tell you now this will not sit well with Philadelphia as the Cowboys are their biggest rival. A lot of fans will instantly not want him because of this. Should we knock his play making abilities because he was raised a Cowboys fan? That’s for you to decide.
It was reported today by Ed Werder of ESPN that the Texans are going to counter what the Eagles offered to Bouye.
You decide. Is Bouye worth what he is about to get paid? He could join the Eagles and be a quality starting corner. Time will tell, but for now things are starting to heat up. I guess we will have to wait until March 9 to see if the Eagles sign Bouye.