Just a couple days after announcing his sudden retirement former Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson thanks the Texans organization and fans
Before the 2015 NFL season the Houston Texans said goodbye to the best wide receiver they have ever had, Andre Johnson. The franchise leader in every category then played one season in Indianapolis and another half a year in Tennessee before announcing he was hanging up his cleats earlier this week.
Following his retirement, Johnson decided to issue a statement and thank the fans and organizations that were there for him during his 12-year stint in Houston.
"“To the city of Houston and the most incredible fans on earth, I simply end this journey by saying, Houston is my destination, I am coming home and I will always be a Texans.”"
Johnson was always in the discussion of best receivers in the game while a member of the Texans and it was hard to see him go. It was also necessary as the team had to look towards the future.
The always classy Johnson never took shots at the team, but instead seemed to understand the move and just seemed happy to still be able to play in the NFL. Before this season he made it clear he only planned to play one more season ad then call it a career.
Instead he decided after eight weeks he just didn’t have it in him any longer. Johnson had nine receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns as a Titan.
Johnson also posted an extensive thanks on Instagram to all who helped him during his career.
Although Johnson was an amazing player, what was even better about him was the way he gave back to the community. Johnson says Houston will always be his home, but he didn’t just say this, he lived it as well.
The seven-time Pro Bowl player would take local kids on Holiday Shopping Sprees as he made their wishes come true.
Even in 2015 as a member of the Colts, Johnson returned to Houston and took 12 kids from Harris County’s Child Protective Services on a shopping spree, spending a whopping $18,000.
On behalf of us at the Toro Times and countless Texans fans, we are the ones who should say thanks to Andre. Wishing you the best in retirement!