There has been a lot of talk surrounding wide receiver Andre Johnson, and his shaky future with the Houston Texans. Reports have been swirling that he wants out of Houston, and that he had several other suitors.
However according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Johnson will not be traded:
Although four teams have expressed interest in dealing for Andre Johnson, Around The League has maintained that a trade involving the disgruntled wide receiver is highly unlikely
In fact, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported the Texans have been unwilling to trade the 11-year veteran.
The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain went a step further on Friday, stating flat-out that Johnson will not be traded.
New England may have been a team that would inquire about Johnson if he were on the trading block, but if this news is true, obviously Bill Belichick and company will have to go on with their current receiving corps.
Many believe that Tom Brady‘s weapons are a weakness for this team, but I disagree. They may not be as talented as other Brady-led teams, but there is a solid familiarity among the group, and some quiet talent that may break out in 2014.
If the possibility arose, I was among those that wanted the Patriots to go after Johnson. Because giving Brady a receiver that big and talented would put this group over the top. However not adding Johnson is not a big blow to this team. They will be among the NFL’s elite once again, and will be in the hunt come January.