For #Titans WR Andre Johnson, it was time. No catches in the last three games. Was coming off the bench. The right chance to step away.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2016
There is no press conference scheduled for the retirement of #Titans WR Andre Johnson. Always a quiet dude, he’ll be quiet as he steps away.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2016
Although 'Dre's career with the Texans didn't exactly come to a tidy end, there's no denying what he meant to this franchise and to this fan base. He's on a very short list of undeniably great players to wear a Texans uniform. For many, many years, Andre Johnson WAS the Houston Texans.
Some may argue that 'Dre's decision to sign contracts with the Colts and then the Titans somehow diminished what he accomplished in twelve seasons with the Texans; I'd respectfully disagree. Instead, let's take this opportunity to celebrate what #80 did in steel blue, battle red, and liberty white.
If you want to reminisce about precisely how amazing Andre Johnson was with the Texans, I urge you to read this piece by MDC, which was written after the team's historic 2011 season came to an end.
Thanks for the memories, 'Dre. It was a privilege getting to cheer for you for more than a decade.