Bouye will be getting $26 million fully guaranteed and $13 million per year, according to Michael Wright.
Cornerback A.J. Bouye is expected to leave the Texans and sign elsewhere after National Football League free agency begins Thursday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Texans worked hard to retain their breakout cornerback, but a harried last-ditch effort to resign the dynamic defender fell short.
Bouye deflected a career-high 16 passes last season and emerged as one of the league's best corners, helping the Texans finish sixth in opponent-adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points allowed per play.
It was clear the Texans were heading into a bidding war with other teams after the they opted not to franchise tag Bouye for $14.2 million.
Armed with roughly $55 million of cap space, the Colts have more than enough salary cap funds to make a "calculated" strike or two, but Bouye could be a bigger prize than most fans initially envisioned entering the offseason. If he continues playing at a high level, he'll be an asset for many years to come.
That being said, young elite cornerbacks rarely hit the open market, so if the Colts are convinced that Bouye is in fact the "real deal", then it makes sense to seriously pursue his services and not just because Indianapolis would be significantly weakening a divisional rival. "It'd be good just to let her watch that in the truck in peace".