Sorry J.J., but someone else holds to spot as the greatest Texans player ever. Andre Johnson to me will always be known as the most exciting, but also somewhat underappreciated player in the NFL. Physically, he was dominant. He was built like a Tight End, but ran routes and jumped like an outstanding wide receiver. He had big hands and was always able to overpower defensive backs with his speed and strength.
He was one of the best receivers in the country, playing his college ball at Miami, he was drafted 3rd overall in the 2003 NFL draft. He dominated college football, and won a national championship playing at “The U”. He ranks 11th all-time in receptions and in receiving yards in NFL history.
As Deandre Hopkins was obviously a superstar during his time in Houston, Andre Johnson was just different. Andre never really had much help at QB. Having guys such as David Carr, Matt Schaub, Case Keenum, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, he never had a superstar to throw him the ball. Matt Schaub had a few good years in Houston, but we all remember how that ended.
Most people probably remember Andre for when he whopped Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan in their matchup in Houston in 2010.
It was an awesome moment, and something Houston sports fans will remember forever.
He was just a superstar, a guy you want on your team. He knew how to make big plays, and made some huge ones throughout his career.
A guy who deserved a ring as much as anyone, Andre Johnson will always be remembered as an NFL legend and the greatest player to put on a Houston Texans uniform.