Kevin Johnson is ready to have a big season for the Houston Texans in 2017.
It’s really a shame that Texans’ third-year cornerback Kevin Johnson had his season cut short in 2016 due to a broken foot.
With A.J. Bouye gone, there’s no doubt that Johnson can step and replace him. The question is, is he ready?
The good news is that Johnson says he’s healthy and ready to go for the upcoming NFL season.
From the Houston Chronicle:
"“It feels great to have my health back,” Johnson said during a Texans Care Volunteer Day community event at the House of Tiny Treasures in Houston. “I’m just rehabbing and working hard, working out and feeling great, feeling real confident about myself. I’m excited to get this next season going on.“I want to play at a higher level. I feel confident in my abilities. I’ve been working really hard, looking to step my game up and play at a very high level for us.”"
Even though Johnson only played in a handful of games last season, his overall grade from Pro Football Focus was 84.9 and his pass coverage grade was 84.5.
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I’m sure with Johnson looking promising during his first two NFL seasons, that the Texans weren’t completely worried about losing Bouye this offseason.
Even with this year’s NFL draft being loaded with cornerbacks, Houston opted to not draft one.
That tells me that the Texans are confident in Johnson going forward and believe he can be one of their top corners going forward.