The Houston Texans went from promising in 2012 to sorry in 2013 and now they are just a stressful franchise already in 2014. Well, add another stress factor to the growing list in Houston as veteran wide out Andre Johnson has voiced his displeasure with the organization and inability to upgrade needs this offseason.
Andre Johnson says he’s been wondering if this is the place for him. Says he doesn’t plan to be at OTAs or minicamp currently. #Texans
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 13, 2014
Everyone knows what the Texans’ problem was in 2013, and that was the quarterback position. Matt Schaub had one of the worst seasons of any quarterback in recent memory, leading to some hardcore fans burning his jersey in the parking after games and booing him when he got injured.
It got so bad that the veteran receiver even walked off the field prior the the end of a game in 2013, showing his frustrations for all to see.
It hasn’t been the best year for the talented wide out, but he did end up racking up over 1,400 yards and five receiving touchdowns — not skipping a beat despite the lack of a solid quarterback.
Well, the Texans drafted Tom Savage in the NFL draft this year and, according to Johnson, that wasn’t enough to make him happy. Add Ryan Fitzpatrick and Case Keenum to the mix and you have three very average quarterbacks that don’t upgrade the position from a struggling Schaub.
Johnson is overly frustrated and demanding a trade could be the next option:
“I just look at my career. … I’ve only been to the playoffs twice. I think we’ve only had three winning seasons. I don’t think any player wants to experience that. I think over time it can become very frustrating. And this offseason has been very frustrating for me; beginning of the offseason, I should say. That’s just kind of where I’m at right now.”
DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin may have to carry the load in the pass game next season if Johnson is selfish enough to leave.
He complained about playing for three different coaches in his 12-year career, but most players have to deal with that and move on. It’s time for Johnson to stop being selfish and realize that he needs the Texans just as much as they need him.
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