One of the premier players in Houston Texans history will sign a contract to retire a Houston Texan. Per the Houston Chronicle, Andre Johnson will sign a one-day contract with the team that drafted him 3rd overall in the 2003 draft. Johnson will be honored by the team on Wednesday, April 19th, in a press conference headlined by Johnson and Texans’ GM Rick Smith.
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Andre Johnson spent 12 seasons with the Houston Texans, and holds nearly every receiving record in franchise history. In that span, Johnson recorded 1,012 receptions for 13,597 yards and scored 64 touchdowns. Additionally, Johnson hold the record for most 100-yd receiving games (51). Also, Johnson holds individual game records for most receptions (14) receiving yards (273) and receiving touchdowns (3) in franchise history.
After spending a season with the Indianapolis Colts, Johnson signed on with the Tennessee Titans last season. However, he recorded just 9 receptions during the season. As a result, the 35-year old has decided to hang up his cleats after 14 seasons in the NFL. He finishes his career with 1,062 receptions, 14,185 yards, and 70 touchdowns.
Johnson was the face of the franchise for over a decade, and his stretch of dominant play made him one of the game’s most feared receivers. As a big bodied receiver, Johnson was a physical presence on the field. However, he was also explosive after the catch. This made him a well-rounded player, and one who will go down as one of the best players in team history. Although there is no Ring of Honor, the Texans will surely look to honor Johnson in some capacity next season.