Former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Johnson has been marketing himself as much as possible over the last couple of weeks to let teams know he’s available to play for the 2013 season. While Andre Johnson has been lobbying for the Houston Texans to bring Johnson (don’t be confused) on board next season, this would be a terrible decision on the team’s end considering the wideout’s lack of production over the last couple of years.
For starters, Johnson couldn’t even make it as a member of the Miami Dolphins last summer as he was released during training camp following some off-the-field issues–which says a lot considering the team’s leading wide receiver last year was Brian Hartline. On top of that, Johnson received the perfect opportunity to shine in 2011 as a member of the New England Patriots, but he only caught 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown.
When a player records these type of numbers with a quarterback like Tom Brady throwing the ball–it says a lot about them as a wide receiver. Johnson used to be considered one of the league’s top wide receivers, but his work ethic has been in question over the last couple of years as he seemed more focused on his life off the field instead of football.
If the Texans think Johnson has changed who he is as a person that can make an impact in the passing game next season–they may want to think twice about this decision.
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