Jackson's new contract with Houston is worth $34 million over four years with $20 million guaranteed. Bleeding Green Nation's Mike Kaye reports that the Eagles were willing to pay Jackson in that range. The corner obviously opted to stay with the Texans instead.
This report is a little (no pun intended) interesting because perhaps it shows the Eagles are willing to start smaller cornerbacks on the outside after all. At 5-10, Jackson is only slightly taller than 5-9 Eagles nickel cornerback Brandon Boykin. It's also worth noting the Eagles are reportedly interested in 5-9 free agent cornerback Brice McCain.
Or perhaps the Eagles' interest in Jackson was just a case of #BamaBias. What I mean by this is that Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz spent time at Alabama before joining Philadelphia.
In any event, this report shows that the Eagles are very committed to rebuilding their secondary. The team is in need of two new starting cornerbacks and one new safety. The Eagles are reportedly very interested in free agent defensive backs Byron Maxwell and Devin McCourty.