Andre Johnson will go down as the best player to ever wear a Houston Texans uniform. However, the play-making wide receiver appeared to take a step back earlier this season as he had not caught a touchdown after the Texans’ first seven games. Naturally, rumors that he had “lost a step” were flying across the Lone Star State. But, then something happened in Houston that changed Johnson’s season and maybe even career.
With Matt Schaub as the Texans’ starting, Johnson was averaging 7.3 receptions and 77.5 receiving yards per game. More importantly, Johnson and Schaub has yet to connect for a score. An ankle in injury in Week 6 forced Schaub to the sideline and after a short-lived stint from T.J. Yates, Case Keenum was named Houston’s starting quarterback. Needless to say, this move in particular put Johnson back in the “elite wide receiver” category.
Since Keenum took over Johnson has played three games and is averaging 118.3 yards per game with an incredibly five touchdown catches! It’s crazy to say, but Keenum saved Johnson’s 2013 campaign as this dynamic duo has some of the best chemistry the NFL has ever seen in such a short span of time. Obviously, the Texans aren’t happy about their 2-7 record this year, but Keenum’s ability to turn Johnson into a touchdown machine once again, is something that should have every Texans fan smiling.