A Texans legend, maybe the only Texans legend for that matter, has signed a one day deal with the organization to properly retire a Texan. Andre Johnson was drafted by the Texans in 2003 after their first ever season, so he's basically been with the team for their entire exsistence. It couldn't have been easy being a stud receiver having bad QB after bad QB throwing you the football. Somehow, someway, he still managed to put numbers that should land him in the Hall of Fame. It's not really fair since he never had any help around him, which makes what he did that much more impressive.
Andre Johnson was almost impossible to guard in his prime, he had speed in which he could burn coverage deep, and he had ridiculous size, which allowed him to just man handle the wimpy corners trying to guard him. Even while getting double teamed 95% of his career in Houston he managed to put up big career numbers. He caught 1062 passes for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns. If he wasn't plagued with horrible teams, horrible QB's, and injuries Andre Johnson probably would be in consideration with some of the greatest to ever do it. Unfortunately, the NFL doesn't work that way, you get what you get and you don't get upset.
Despite having horrible QB's Johnson was never one to complain like all these other diva receivers. He actually has a reason to complain as well, David Carr, Matt Schaub, Matt Lienart, and T.J. Yates ain't exactly the best group of guys to have throwing you the football. A true professional Andre Johnson was and a true badass at the same time, how could we ever forgot him beating up Cortland Finnegan in the middle of a game. Here's a little refresher:
That shit never gets old. Andre Johnson helluva player, helluva guy for sticking it out with the Texans all those terrible years, and I hope his legacy is perceived how it should be. I know the true appreciators of football understand how great he was, I just hope those HOF idiots see it the same way.