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Texans, Andre Johnson close to a new deal

NFL_andrejohnson.jpgEarlier this year, Texans receiver Andre Johnson made some noise about his current contract.  Eventually, he hired a new agent.  And it appears that the new agent will be getting a new deal for Johnson.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team and the player are close to an agreement that “could” make Johnson the highest-paid player at the receiver position.

Owner Bob McNair had hoped to get the deal done within two weeks, but McClain reports that it won’t take that long.

Johnson is due to earn a base salary of $5.8 million in 2010.  To get to the top of the market at the position, he’d need to surpass Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s average of $10 million per year.

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16 Responses to “Texans, Andre Johnson close to a new deal”
  1. dsheik says: Aug 5, 2010 12:47 AM

    He can thank Brett Favre for his new pay day.

  2. Fonetik says: Aug 5, 2010 12:53 AM

    He definitely deserves to be up in that $10 million neighborhood.

  3. "Hate" says: Aug 5, 2010 3:19 AM

    cha-ching!!

  4. HOU59FAN says: Aug 5, 2010 4:09 AM

    He will and should. He is the next Jerry Rice, and is in position to prove it.

  5. ejtowne says: Aug 5, 2010 7:53 AM

    HOU59FAN says:
    August 5, 2010 4:09 AM
    He will and should. He is the next Jerry Rice, and is in position to prove it.
    Just because he wears the number doesn’t mean the production will come. Besides this is coming from a Houston fan. The only thing that is proven is that you like the team.
    I am a Buffalo fan and I also think we have the next Jerry Rice on our team. Marcus Easley. And you are probably like… Marcus who?

  6. steelerfan9598 says: Aug 5, 2010 7:56 AM

    “He will and should. He is the next Jerry Rice, and is in position to prove it.”
    Not even close. How about putting up double digit TD’s ONCE first? In 7 years Johnson is about even with Rice’s 2nd and 3rd seasons. With almost 1600 yards each of the last 2 seasons, you’d think he would score more.

  7. Scurrilous says: Aug 5, 2010 8:01 AM

    Best WR in the NFL…. period!!

  8. smithopher says: Aug 5, 2010 8:03 AM

    I still think Fitz is better.

  9. BRUTUS9448 says: Aug 5, 2010 8:24 AM

    nobody is the next jerry rice. Johnson is good but he’s not that good. And he still has 5 more years on his contract.

  10. joetoronto says: Aug 5, 2010 8:24 AM

    HOU59FAN says: August 5, 2010 4:09 AM
    He will and should. He is the next Jerry Rice, and is in position to prove it.
    *********************************************************
    It’s called “perspective”, buddy. Try to find some.

  11. Wonka says: Aug 5, 2010 8:29 AM

    HOU59FAN says: August 5, 2010 4:09 AM
    He will and should. He is the next Jerry Rice, and is in position to prove it.
    _____________________________
    Yeah, except after 7 years of his career Rice had 1100 more yards, 51 more TD’s, and 3 more SB rings than Andre Johson has. Otherwise they are pretty much the same guy, right?

  12. Tcostant says: Aug 5, 2010 9:51 AM

    He earned every penny of it. The guy is great and good for the Texans taking care of their best player…

  13. therock23 says: Aug 5, 2010 10:13 AM

    Calvin Johnson will be next……

  14. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Aug 5, 2010 10:19 AM

    he is hands down the best receiver in the league

  15. ozu says: Aug 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    How can he be hands down the best when he’s never even caught double digit TDs?
    Hands down means there’s no discussion between him and Fitz and there’s just no way that’s the case.

  16. frizzey says: Aug 5, 2010 12:10 PM

    Not here to argue who is better just add some perspective……..it’s hard to get serious stats like Rice, when you do not have Montana and Young throwing to you. Johnson had David Carr for four years, I don’t care how good you are, your not going to have Jerry Rice stats with Carr.

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