Desmond King II
CB - HOU
Week 2 Outlook
Desmond King is signing with the Texans on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, according to Adam Schefter.
King was Pro Football Focus' 40th-ranked cornerback last season. He allowed less than 50 yards in coverage in all but three of a possible 15 games with the Titans and Chargers. The latter traded him to the former midseason.
The Tennessee Titans have traded a sixth-round pick in exchange for Chargers DB Desmond King.
King will help boost an underachieving Tennessee defense. Additionally, he'll help as a punt returner in all likelihood. The 25-year-old was an All-Pro in 2018.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chargers are actively shopping former All-Pro DB Desmond King II.
King II was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team in 2018 as a first-team DB and a second-team punt returner. There were rumblings in early April that King II could be moved prior to the NFL Draft, but nothing materialized. At just 25 years old, a lot of NFL teams should be interested in a player of his pedigree.
Daniel Popper of The Athletic writes "there's a chance" that the Chargers could trade cornerback Desmond King.
King was All-Pro as a slot corner in 2018 before regressing last season. The Chargers also signed Chris Harris in free agency this off-season, which bumps King from a starting role. Perhaps the 25-year-old will be used as part of a draft day trade. King is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract.
Desmond King had himself a day against the Dolphins, racking up three solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one TFL, 2.5 sacks, two QB hits, and a forced fumble.
Seeing that King has never finished with more than a single sack in a game, this result seems like more of an anomaly rather than a trend. He'll try to back up this performance next Sunday against the Broncos.