Impending free agent CB Kareem Jackson says he would “love” to be back with the Texans next year.
“I’d love to be back here,” Jackson said, via Tania Ganguli of ESPN. “What Coach [Bill] O’Brien has brought here with the coaches and stuff like that, with the system and stuff like that, I definitely want to be a part of what’s starting to happen last year and progressing into the future.”
Jackson is coming off of a very solid 2014 season that he attributes to the team’s new coaching staff helping him grow as a player.
“To see where we’ve grown as an organization and me as a player, I guess it’s just a testament to how hard the coaching staff and the GM and how hard Bob and Cal have worked to get the right people here, to get the team going in the right direction, as well as me,” Jackson said. “For them to get the right coaches in to help me progress my game. For me to work hard and progress my game on my own, the offseason and stuff, I guess that just kind of shows what hard work’s all about.”
Jackson, 26, has played out his five-year, $13.52 million rookie contract and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the next few weeks.
In 2014, Jackson recorded 57 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass defenses over the course of 13 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.
We have Jackson listed as the No. 32 player in our Top 75 Free Agents list.