Houston Texans UFA profile: The controversial David Johnson

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The Pros and Cons of the Houston Texans keeping David Johnson for another year


It’s hard to find many reasons to keep Johnson for another season. The only thing keeping him around is he’s the team’s best receiving back. But, of course, that’s not saying much when he has 593 yards and three receiving scores in two years with the team.


Running backs don’t always get the big yards receivers, and that’s recognized here. The problem is that the Houston Texans’ offense was so run-heavy last year that they kept five running backs on the roster and got rid of Mark Ingram and Philip Lindsay last year.

Until the team makes the decision on who their next head coach and offensive coordinator are going to be, it’s hard to see Johnson coming back. But maybe another team will use him as a third-down back and come in on passing plays.

So will Texans fans be able to see him back next year?