Andre Johnson need look no further than New England
"@Arireich12: Do you think we have a shot at Andre Johnson?"» I'd be SHOCKED if Johnson doesn't sign with New England.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 5, 2015
I've been saying Andre Johnson is going to New England for two years. This time I mean it.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 4, 2015
After 12 seasons with the Texans, Johnson received permission from the Texans on Monday to work out a trade to another team. The arrangement was reached after Johnson was told he would face a reduced role with the Texans in 2015.
Johnson, who will turn 34 in July, has two seasons left on his contract. He is due a base pay of $10.5 million in 2015 with a salary-cap hit of $16.1 million, plus a $1 million workout bonus. His base salary in 2016 would be $11 million plus another $1 million workout bonus, and he would count $14,675,000 against the salary cap.
The agent for Andre Johnson, Kennard McGuire has stated his client wants to "go some place where I can win a Super Bowl." That limits the field, eliminating a return to the Houston Texans and the New York Jets. Andre may have chosen the wrong year to jump into a crowded receiver field. Then again, Johnson is only one of four players in NFL history to play for only one franchise and have 1,000 career receptions. The others are Marvin Harrison (1,102 catches for the Colts), Reggie Wayne (1,070, Colts) and Hines Ward (1,000, Steelers). That is a pretty impressive statistic. In a few short days, the list will be down to three.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.
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