Celebrating any facet of the gigantic egg laid by your Houston Texans on primetime television on Sunday night may seem ridiculous, like drinking something other than Coors Light. As Texans fans, we would be amazingly remiss if we did not celebrate a career milestone by the greatest player ever to wear the steel blue, battle red, and liberty white. Andre Johnson now has more than 10,000 receiving yards in his illustrious career. Nick Scurfield has some historical perspective for you:
Johnson became the sixth-fastest receiver to 10,000 yards in NFL history, reaching the milestone in his 128th career game. The only players who did it faster were Torry Holt (116 games), Jerry Rice (119), Marvin Harrison (122), Michael Irvin (123) and Randy Moss (124). Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald surpassed 10,000 yards on Sunday afternoon in his 130th game.
Johnson is the 38th player in NFL history with 10,000 receiving yards. He’s the seventh active player, joining Fitzgerald, Donald Driver, Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne, Tony Gonzalez and Moss.
Johnson entered Sunday’s game needing 61 yards to reach 10,000. He wound up with eight catches for 75 yards. The five-time Pro Bowler joined 10,000 club on a 15-yard catch in the fourth quarter with 11:44 remaining and the Texans trailing 42-17.
In true 'Dre fashion, he wasn't that excited, considering how the game went:
“It’s a big accomplishment,” Johnson said. “It’s just unfortunate that we couldn’t get the win. By the way things played out tonight, it doesn’t feel good.”
Appreciate Andre Johnson. Celebrate Andre Johnson. Name your children Andre Johnson.