Does Andre Johnson want out of Houston?
Wide receiver Andre Johnson has been a staple of the Houston Texans since he was drafted in 2003. Since that time, he’s only been to the playoffs twice, and has experienced only three winning seasons. Coming off a 2013 where the Texans went 2-14, and then decided to not draft a quarterback until the 135th pick, Johnson is understandably frustrated with the direction of the franchise.
I just look at my career. … I’ve only been to the playoffs twice. I think we’ve only had three winning seasons,” said Johnson, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I don’t think any player wants to experience that. I think over time it can become very frustrating.
“And this offseason has been very frustrating for me; beginning of the offseason, I should say. That’s just kind of where I’m at right now.”
“I’m just taking some time, thinking about some things,” Johnson said. “You know, when I make my decision I’ll make my decision and go from there.”
Johnson is 32, and turns 33 in July. While he is still an above-average receiver and has several good years left, it’s hard to imagine Johnson spending his twilight years on a team that doesn’t have a consistent chance to get to the playoffs. While he hasn’t outright asked to be traded, I believe there’s a real possibility that could happen, and he’ll have plenty of contenders willing to welcome him with open arms.