It’s been more than a month since the Andre Johnson offseason drama began, when he said he wasn’t sure if “Houston wasn’t the place,” for him, while the team’s lack of overall success is “frustrating,”
Since then, Johnson has sat out mandatory minicamp and still hasn’t returned. Given the fact he’s going to be 33 this summer, Johnson knows time is running out for a ring, and he may decide he’d like to be traded to a contender soon.
Whatever his motives are, there is speculation Johnson does in fact want out of Houston.
Former Green Bay Packers and retired NFL wide receiver Donald Driver doesn’t think that’ll happen. Speaking with CSNHouston.com, Driver quoted to say “I’ve been through the same situation as Andre’s in. You feel like you want more.” Driver went on to say that both sides just need to meet in the middle, and then he thinks Johnson will be back at minicamp.
Driver also talked about how minicamps don’t really matter, and went on to say “Andre will be back. It’s just one of those things; it’s a business decision that we all have to deal with. It’s unfortunate.”
He concluded his thoughts: One of the things is, they don’t have any one to replace him at this point. He’s still one of the top receivers in the game so you got to give him credit.”
For us Texans fans, we can only hope that Driver is right. But he really does build a good case as to why Johnson will likely stay with the team.