Andre Johnson Gets His Contract Extension

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.  He will likely finish his career out in Houston unless he decides to move on after the 2016 season.  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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