Apparently, Chad Johnson still wants another shot to play in the NFL. At 35 years old and no longer a solidified starting caliber wide receiver, he just may get that opportunity.
Andre Johnson, stud wide receiver of the Houston Texans, has reportedly been lobbying for Houston to bring in Johnson for a visit and potentially a roster spot. He said he hasn’t set up any meetings because that is not his place to do so. However, he said he could put in “a few good words” for the free agent looking for work.
After last season ended abruptly with the Miami Dolphins due to a domestic battery dispute, Johnson says he has since then been humbled and has learned a lot. Saying that it is “in God’s hands” now and that he’s “in no position to be picky,” he seems to be open to whatever may come his way.
All he’s looking for is an opportunity to prove himself, which he says might be good for him to have to prove himself all over again. (Chad) Johnson said he would be grateful to be considered that “missing piece” if that’s the way Houston saw it.
While it still remains to be confirmed that Houston may have interest in the former Pro Bowler, I’m not so sure they would be making a wise decision. Offensively, the Texans had quite a bit of chemistry revolving around the pieces they had in place last year.
With quarterback Matt Schaub utilizing not only (Andre) Johnson in the passing game, but getting the underrated Owen Daniels and Kevin Walter involved, they put several points on the board over the course of the season. Combined with their rushing attack of All Pro Arian Foster, few would guess the Texans need a guy like (Chad) Johnson.
It will be interesting to see over the course of the offseason if the humbled wide receiver gets any calls. Many believe he is past his time in regards to contributing significantly to an offense. Johnson on the other hand, seems to think otherwise.