David Johnson likes the pressure that comes with being traded for DeAndre Hopkins

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The Texans are confident that running back David Johnson will rebound from the injuries and ineffectiveness that marked his final years with the Cardinals, but plenty of other people think that the back’s best days are behind him.

Those voices have often made unfavorable comparisons between Johnson and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who went to Arizona in the trade that brought Johnson to Houston. On Thursday, Johnson said that he welcomes the expectations that come with a trade for such a productive player.

“I like the pressure. It makes me want to compete more,” Johnson said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

One area where Johnson doesn’t sound competitive is in the battle for time in the backfield. He’ll split time with Duke Johnson and said that the duo will be “a lethal threat” to opposing defenses this season. If that proves to be true, the Texans Offense shouldn’t feel too much pain from Hopkins’ departure.

5 responses to “David Johnson likes the pressure that comes with being traded for DeAndre Hopkins

  1. in todays nfl you can actually be a good running back by just being a great pass blocker and dump off option with good vision and quickness. You dont need to be fast or a bruiser. David Johnson has always had the modern skill set he might have a few good years with the texans

  2. bigtimewhodat says:
    August 6, 2020 at 12:50 pm
    in todays nfl you can actually be a good running back by just being a great pass blocker and dump off option with good vision and quickness. You dont need to be fast or a bruiser. David Johnson has always had the modern skill set he might have a few good years with the texans
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    David Johnson had one truly great season and it was 4+ years ago. Overall he can’t stay healthy and hasn’t scared anyone in years.

    The fact that O’Brien still has a job with the trades he has made is just mind boggling.

  3. And David is more than capable of delivering… I said it before, and will say it again, Houston received a great player in David! Once the Houston fans get beyond their pity party about this trade, they will become pleasantly surprised at how he delivers on their offense and recognize the Blessing they have with him on their team. Get over it Houston!

  4. DJ had one good year in 2016. Serious potential, but he lost his drive and will be cut after 2020. Remember this post.

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