Andre Johnson wants to be traded from the Houston Texans because he does not want to waste away the final years of his NFL career with a losing team.
However, there is one big problem.
By releasing or trading away Andre Johnson, the Texans would take a cap hit of nearly $12 million ($11.96 million, to be exact).
Because of that, it is highly unlikely that the Texans would ever trade away their No. 1 receiver.
Of course, there would be one workaround and Johnson is willing to do that.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Johnson is willing to restructure his contract in order to help facilitate a trade out of Houston.
Just don’t ask him to take a pay cut.
On Andre Johnson: Source tells me he would restructure his contract to help a potential new team get under the salary cap. Not a pay cut tho
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 11, 2014
The Texans seem to be a team trending in the right direction after a nice offseason, but there are still a long way from being a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
If Johnson does restructure his deal and get the trade he is hoping for, the Cleveland Browns would be a great fit.
Cleveland will be without star wide receiver Josh Gordon thanks to a drug suspension for the foreseeable future, and Johnson’s former teammate, Ben Tate, would love to have the Texans leading receiver join LeBron the Browns in Cleveland.