The Texans are close enough to a new contract with Andre Johnson that they are ready to go public with it.
A “tentative” press conference has been scheduled for 2:30 ET to announce the end, which may make Johnson the highest paid receiver in football. (Looks like hiring an agent was a smart move.)
“I think it’s a great thing for this organization and for a great person and a hell of a player,” said coach Gary Kubiak about a possible deal. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and he’s what this game is all about. I’ll always say this about him, but having been here for four years, for him to stay the course with this organization through some tough times says a lot about what Houston means to him.”
Well, it’s easier to stay the course when the organization is so willing to rip up Johnson’s contract with five years left on it. And Johnson is the rare player that’s worth such an extraordinary gesture.