Andre Johnson Is Retiring After 13 And A Half Seasons
After thirteen and a half seasons, NFL wide receiver Andre Johnson is officially retiring, the Tennessee Titans announced today.
Johnson, who spent 12 seasons with the Houston Texans, was on the back end of the Tennessee Titans depth chart this year, after playing one season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015.
At 35, he walks away from the game ranked 10th in NFL history in receiving yards (14,185) and ninth receptions (1,062).
Johnson was drafted 3rd overall out of Miami by the Texans in 2003.
Texans owner Bob McNair spoke to The Houston Chronicle about Johnson's contributions to the game.
“I'd love to see Andre in the Hall of Fame," owner Bob McNair said. “That would be terrific. I think he deserves to be there. It'd be a reflection on what we have done with our franchise in that we've produced a player who was of that quality. Andre was a star for us. He was the offensive leader from 2003 to 2014. He was a great player for us. Certainly over that period of time he was our top player.”
Johnson was undoubtedly one of the best receivers in football from 2003 to 2014, consistently putting up numbers ranked near the top of the league in various receiving categories.
Once he's eligible, Johnson will likely be the first player who spent the majority of his career with the Texans to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.