Johnson looking for a trade
HOUSTON, TX (TheSpread) – The Houston Texans and Andre Johnson may be parting ways after 12 seasons together as Johnson wants to be traded from the team he’s played his whole career for.
After being informed that Johnson’s role would be altered heading into the 2015 season, Johnson requested a trade and he has been given permission to seek a trade by the team, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“It's business,” Johnson told the Houston Chronicle. “I understand that side of it. I'm not angry about it. I knew at some point in time, this day would come. If we were living in a perfect world, you know I'd want to finish my career here, but, unfortunately, that's not what's going to happen. You just have to move forward… I don't know how you tell a guy who catches 85 balls that he'll only probably catch 40. I feel like the role they were trying to put me in I'd be held back from maximizing my talents. I feel like that was the best thing for both sides. Why sit there and be miserable when I can go somewhere else and be able to show my talents.”
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Houston Texans are currently listed with 40/1 odds to win Super Bowl 50 next season. Seattle is the favorite to win it all with 11/2 odds, while New England has 6/1 odds to repeat as champs.
Johnson is coming off a 2014 season where he caught 85 passes for 936 yards with three touchdowns. In his career at Houston, Johnson has caught 1,012 passes for 13,597 yards with 64 touchdowns. He holds all the franchise career receiving records for the Texans. Houston is coming off a 9-7 season under first-year coach Bill O’Brien. Houston finished just outside playoff contention.