Andre Johnson’s hope for more money when he has five years left on his contract sounds like a Hail Mary, but Texans G.M. Rick Smith didn’t dismiss it out of hand Monday.
Smith told the Houston Chronicle that he plans to meet with Johnson soon and has been in contact with the four-time Pro Bowler.
We’ve got conflicting feelings on this story.
In one sense, Johnson just signed the contract in 2007. His uncle is his agent, and this could be a cautionary tale for other players that want to mix business and family.
On the other hand, Johnson is a truly great player. When a player is due $3 million in salary and he’s only worth $1.5 million, the player gets fired. No one minds that.
Johnson, who is due $5.8 million, is worth more than that. He’s everything the Texans look for in a player.
It’s important to note Johnson hasn’t violated his contract by skipping OTAs, which are voluntary. We don’t see any problem with Johnson asking for consideration without breaking any rules.