On Wednesday, the Houston Texans announced that they are signing veteran cornerback Johnthan Banks.
Banks, who the Buccaneers chose with the 43rd pick in the second-round of the 2013 draft.
During his three seasons with the Buccaneers, Banks appeared in 45 games, recording 109 tackles and 7 interceptions, 1 for a touchdown, and 16 pass defended. After playing out his 3 year rookie contract with Tampa Bay, he opted to test the free agent market during the 2015 off-season. After he went unsigned during that off-season, he was traded to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 conditional seventh-round pick. The Lions waived him a month later.
During the 2016 off-season, he signed a one year contract with the Chicago Bears, playing in 2 games. His stats in this 2 games, 1 pass broken up and 4 measly tackles. Needless to say, the Bears released Banks
He was then re-signed by the Lions, playing just 2 games yet again and making just 2 tackles.
I think it’s safe to say, he probably regrets opting out of his Buccaneers contract because his career has just not been the same since he left the confines of One Buc Place.
Edited by: Harmeet Kapur