The NFL isn’t known for frequent trades like baseball and basketball are, but when one happens it usually involves a big name. That’s why there has been so much attention paid to the Andre Johnson situation in Houston, as the disgruntled Texans receiver voicing his frustration this past week was instantly interpreted as a demand for a trade.
But while the Texans could get some nice additions in a trade that involved Johnson ,the fact of the matter is they’re not going to trade their best receiver and that makes sense. Adam Schefter noted on SportsCenter this morning that the feeling around the league is that Johnson will not be traded by the Texans and they won’t be shopping him around the league.
That being said, even if Schefter is right in that the Texans don’t want to move Johnson, they may get a deal they can’t refuse. Johnson isn’t what he used to be but the NFL is a passing league now and the Texans receiver is one of the elite names in the game. That’s primarily why they should hang onto him, as Jason La Canfora points out in a lengthy column, but you can never be completely sure.