Houston Texans WR Duo No. 4: Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter (2008)
Are you seeing a pattern here with wide receiver duos and the Houston Texans?
The former Miami Hurricane wideout and first round pick leads the way for this all-time duo. This wide receiver duo was given the ball from the likes of Matt Schaub and Sage Rosenfels, yet was able to produce career years for both of these gentlemen. This team, unfortunately for the wide receivers had a run-first mentality under head coach Gary Kubiak.
Andre Johnson was awarded a Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro recognition while catching for 1,575 yards and eight touchdowns off of 115 receptions.
Walter had a career-best year with 899 yards and eight touchdowns all while collecting 60 receptions. Walter even averaged 15 YPC and played in 16 games. The following season Walter’s numbers dropped to 611 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.
What may have watered down Johnson and Walter’s production in ’08 was the impact tight end Owen Daniels who was a Pro Bowl selection with over 800 yards receiving.
The Houston Texans finished the season with an 8-8 record, and many of Johnson’s seasons in Houston seemed to be plagued by the ever-revolving door at quarterback.