Packers: Davon House announces retirement from NFL

Green Bay Packers, Davon House (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davon House (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Davon House is retiring as a Packer.

Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House has announced that he is retiring from the NFL. And he’s retiring as a member of the Packers.

House spent the majority of his career with the Packers after being drafted by them in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. After four seasons, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015.

But after two seasons, the Jaguars decided to move on and released House. The Packers, in need of help in the secondary, brought House back, where he would play another two seasons in Green Bay.

House had a successful NFL career, finishing with 222 tackles, 54 pass defenses, seven interceptions and three sacks.

He played an important part in the secondary during Green Bay’s 12-4 season in 2014 that ended in an NFC Championship loss to the Seattle Seahawks. According to Pro Football Focus, House allowed a passer rating of 76.6 that season, which ranked 25th of all cornerbacks in the NFL who played at least 400 snaps.

House hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2018 season, which was with the Packers. He only played three games that year due to injury, which led to the team signing Bashaud Breeland.

While House struggled in his final season, it’s important not to forget the success he had as a key part of the secondary prior to that. It was due to his play in his first four seasons that led to the Jaguars offering him a four-year deal worth over $25 million.

When he returned to Green Bay, he started all 12 games he played in the 2017 season, helping the pass defense improve from No. 31 overall in 2016 to No. 23 in 2017. In an otherwise young secondary that featured first-year Kevin King, House offered experience.

After an excellent career, he has decided to retire as a Packer. Congratulations to Davon House!