Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) warms up before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The time is best for the Houston Texans and veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson to cut ties now.
It is obvious he doesn’t want to be with the current Texans regime, and I can see his point to an extent, but he he should have spoken up sooner.
Yes, every NFL player should want to win a Super Bowl, and maybe he’s tired of all the losing with the Texans throughout his career. He’s only been to the playoffs twice, and he’s on record as saying “the offseason has been frustrating.”
I think all involved are frustrated, whether it be Johnson or the Texans franchise, and even head coach Bill O’Brien (in his first year with the Texans) probably has to be a bit frustrated as well, since there is no doubt the best offensive player on the Texans isn’t on board with him.
Like I said before, the Texans and Johnson need to part ways now, before it becomes more of a distraction for this franchise.
NFL.com wrote the following:
"“Johnson’s frustrations are not about the Texans’ decision to not draft or sign a marquee quarterback. It is (Ian) Rapoport’s understanding that the frustrations are the product of a deeper concern about whether Johnson wants to be part of another rebuilding process in Houston.”"
There was an update to the aforementioned article about how O’Brien and GM Rick Smith have talked to Johnson again since his most recent comments.
Do I think Johnson is going anywhere this summer? No. Do I think he should? Yes.
I would rather see Johnson stay with the Texans because he is one of the best wide receivers in the game, but as fan of the Texans, do you want this to carry on all summer long and into the 2014 season?
This past season, Johnson had 109 receptions for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 12.9 yards per catch, so that proves right there he still has it.
Again, I completely understand why Johnson has a problem being a part of another rebuilding process with the Texans, but it would be nice to see him play out his contract and see what he can do with O’Brien calling the shots in Houston.
Unless there is a big change of his mind, I don’t see this ending smoothly with Johnson and the Texans, but I think the time is right for both of the parties involved, though I’d rather see them stay together for one last try at a championship in Houston under this new regime.
What do you think?
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