NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Jackson and the team have agreed to terms on a four-year, $34 million contract with $20 million in guarantees, per a source involved in the deal.
Ranking at No. 23 on our list of the NFL's top 101 NFL free agents, Jackson emerged last season as a valuable piece of Houston's secondary. He played both outside and in the slot, and even saw snaps at safety. Statistically, he was far better manning the outside, where he allowed an NFL passer rating of 10.2 compared with 117.5 in the slot. Still, only J.J. Watt graded higher among Texans defenders in 2014, per Pro Football Focus.
In a league where strong cornerback play is more important than ever before, locking down Jackson was a safe, no-brainer move for coach Bill O'Brien and the Texans.