Andre Johnson, the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who ranks in the Top 10 in NFL history in career receptions and receiving yards, has decided to call it a career.
Johnson is retiring today, the Titans have announced.
Although Johnson has played in all eight games for the Titans this year, he has been phased out of the offense and hasn’t caught a pass in the last three weeks. At age 35, he doesn’t have much left.
At his best, however, Johnson was among the NFL’s top receivers. He gained more than 1,500 receiving yards in three different seasons with the Texans despite often playing in otherwise subpar passing offenses.
Houston chose Johnson out of Miami with the third overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. He spent 12 seasons with the Texans before signing with the Colts last year and the Titans this year.
Johnson will be a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2022.