Andre Johnson is all but out in Houston. According to reports yesterday, he will not be back with the Texans if possible, and has asked for a trade. Now to ask the age-old question. OK, maybe not the age-old question, but the one we ask when a player becomes available.
Should the Jets pursue Andre Johnson?
There is no denying that he is a great player. Here are his career stats:
Receiving & Rushing
The numbers don’t lie, as they say. A healthy Andre Johnson, for the most part, means a dominant Andre Johnson. He is as productive as any player in the league. The Jets would certainly prosper with him on the team.
Andre Johnson would walk in here and start, opposite Eric Decker. The Jets’ offense would, without any shadow of a doubt, be vastly improved. Imagine Geno having Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Eric Decker, and Andre Johnson on his side. It could be quite fun to watch.
However, time is not on the side of Andre Johnson. He is on the south side of 30, 32 to be exact. Does bringing in a 32-year-old wide receiver equate to the system of “sustainable success”? I am not sure. With all of the mileage that Andre Johnson has on him, it’s hard to predict accurately. He could have a couple of good years and start to fall off. Andre could fall off after one year, or have a long run and be successful into his older age. You just don’t know. You never do with a player over 30, even one the quality of Andre Johnson.
The Jets certainly have the ability to acquire Andre Johnson. Thanks to all of the work done by John Idzik, the Jets have enough cap room to meet Andre’s demands. It certainly is not about that. Well it partially is, because John Idzik will not budge and overpay for the guy.
I believe that the Jets should at least inquire. For the right price, a veteran influence could help. But absolutely do not overpay. We have been stuck in that rut for far too long. If Andre Johnson can be had at the right price, go get him John. If not, please don’t.
What do you guys think?