The Jacksonville Jaguars have landed free-agent cornerback A.J. Bouye on a five-year deal worth $67.5 million, including $26 million in guarantees, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Bouye emerged as one of the league’s most talented, young defensive backs upon stepping into a starting role during the final season of his rookie contract with the Houston Texans.

The 25-year-old became a highly coveted free agent as a result, and the Jaguars make yet another big-money splash in bringing him aboard.

Much like the previously reported signing of longtime Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell, the addition of Bouye should immediately have a major impact on the building of Jacksonville’s defense.

He’ll step in opposite 2016 first-round pick Jalen Ramsey in giving the club an incredibly talented pair of cornerbacks to build around long term.

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