Johnson Bademosi today became the latest member of the New England Patriots to depart for big money in free agency. He and the Houston Texans agreed to a two-year deal that would make the defensive back the highest-paid special teams player in the NFL.
Former Patriots' special teams standout Johnson Bademosi reached agreement with the Texans on a two-year, $6.25 million contract, per source. Once again he becomes highest-paid special teams player in the NFL, but he also has shown ability to play CB, with three starts in 2017.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2018
This is, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned in the above tweet, the second time Bademosi has been made the highest-paid special teams player in the NFL. The Lions signed him to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million (plus incentives that put the potential total up to $6 million) prior to the 2016 season.
Bademosi has been hailed as a standout special teamer who brings extra value as a player who can add depth at cornerback, but he didn’t even play out that contract with Detroit. They traded him to New England last year for a sixth-round pick in 2019, and now he moves on to his third team in as many years.