HoustonTexans.com reported Thursday that the Texans and All Pro WR Andre Johnson have come to terms with a two-year contract extension, making Johnson the highest paid wide receiver in the league. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the two-year extension is worth $23.5 million, with $13 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $38.5 million. In other words, Johnson’s current deal is now worth seven years, $73.5 million. Johnson told McClain he’s happy about the extension:
Today, I’m very happy that we were able to get everything settled, and I can move forward with football.
For kicks, HoustonTexans.com published a list of Johnson’s acheivements with the Texans:
Houston Texans Records Established by Andre Johnson: Receptions (career) 587 Receiving yards (career) 7,948 Receptions (season) 115 (2008) Receiving yards (season) 1,575 (2008) Receptions (game) 12 (vs. MIN 10/10/04/vs. STL 11/27/05) Receiving yards (game) 207 (vs. TEN 12/14/08) Rec. touchdowns (career) 42 Touchdowns (career) 42 Points, non-kicker (career) 256 Scrimmage yards (career) 7,984 Receptions by a rookie 66 (2003) Rec. yards by a rookie 976 (2003) Pro Bowl appearances 4 (2005, 2007, 2009-10)
Johnson’s contract extension ends the possibility of any complications between the humble receiver and youngest NFL franchise.