Former wide receiver Andre Johnson left the field and went to the front office. The retired future Hall of Fame wide receiver is now a special advisor to head coach Bill O’Brien.
If it’s one thing for certain, O’ Brien has a history of bringing on former players to the coaching staff. He added former Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker as an assistant coach, added Brian Cushing to the strength and conditioning staff, and hired retired quarterback T.J. Yates to assist starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. Andre Johnson’s name is now added to that list.
It’s still uncertain what’s the job description of the two-year retired veteran, but since he’s reconnected with Texans star wide-out DeAndre Hopkins, there’s a good indication that’ll them two will work closely with each other. It’s highly possible that Johnson will even serve as a wide receiver coach for the Texans.
Johnson spent 14 seasons in the NFL, 12 with the Texans. He finished with 1,062 receptions for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns. He’s currently 11th all-time in receiving yards and receptions behind only Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne. Johnson is the Houston Texans all-time leading receiver, and he is the only member of the team’s Ring of Honor.