Texans WR Andre Johnson Gets His Deal

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.


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