Another sad day for fans around the NFL, as one of the most dominant WR's of this past decade has announced his retirement. Andre Johnson will be remembered by all for his infamous 2010 on-field-beatdown of Cortland Finnegan, but his greatness goes far beyond that day. With over 14,000 career receiving yards, 70 career touchdowns, appearing in 7 Pro Bowls over his 14 year career, Andre Johnson should be a regarded as a Future Hall-of-Famer.
He helped lead the Texans to a few winning seasons, with minimal to no talent around him, other than Arian Foster who we all saw just retire a week ago. The NFL conspiracy theorists will point to these early retirements as a all-too-common trend, and that injuries are killing off the top talent. False. Arian has been plagued by non-contact injuries for nearly a decade, whether he sat or played as a result, and Andre has simply declined in skill and his body is going with it.
Texans fans sure miss these guys, and the NFL as a whole will too, happy retirement fellas.