Andre Johnson becomes a finalist for the Hall of Fame

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Andre Johnson has traveled to a point no player in Houston Texans history has done before.

When his time with the Houston Texans was over, Andre Johnson was (and still is) the all-time leading receiver for the NFL’s youngest franchise. Constantly making plays, Johnson has now parlayed that into being a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

This is Johnson’s first year of eligibility, which speaks even more volumes about his body of work on the field.

Johnson joins two over wide receivers in this finalist group- and they are hoping to receive “the knock” that will signify they will be immortalized in a bronze bust forever. Earlier this year, we wrote a piece on why Andre Johnson should make it into the Hall of Fame first over fellow nominee Anquan Boldin. It looks like the selection committee must have read that article (most likely not, but we did get it right!)

Once again, Andre Johnson advances the Houston Texans closer to their first Hall of Fame player.

We’ve covered this before, and by now, it’s well-known that Johnson would be the first Houston-drafted player in the Hall of Fame. Having to go up against Reggie Wayne and Torry Holt will be a tough fight.

There’s more of a chance for Johnson over Holt; however, we’ve seen great players get held out of the Hall of Fame due to bad voting (most notably Jerry Kramer’s 40+ year wait).

Let’s hope the selection committee can put Johnson into the hall and that Houston Texans fans will be able to start celebrating and booking trips to Canton in 2022.

Next. The 3 reasons why Johnson made the finalist round over Boldin. dark