After locking up Bradley Roby yesterday, the Texans continue to make news, now trading for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson. Per Adam Schefter:
Trade: Cardinals and Texans are agreeing to a trade that will send David Johnson to Houston, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
Your first reaction to this may well have been, “Well, surely the Cardinals will be paying a portion of what’s left on Johnson’s contract.” Nope.
Texans will take on all of RB David Johmson’s salary.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
This is the third time in the past few years where the Texans have made a move via the trade market for a running back; last year, it was acquiring Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde. The Texans were reportedly in discussions with Hyde about an extension after he led the Texans in rushing yards last season, but with Johnson now on the roster it’ll be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of those discussions.
We’ll be updating this post as we get more info on the deal. For now, feel free to use the comments to let your feelings be known about the Texans’ latest acquisition.
UPDATE: Here’s what Cardinals fans think of the departure of their onetime start running back.
UPDATE II: The Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth round pick to the Cardinals for David Johnson, a second round pick, and a fourth round pick.
DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth round pick go to Cards for David Johnson and a second round pick this year and a fourth round pick next year.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 16, 2020
In related news:
This ... is the worst trade of all time. https://t.co/xaVYcrLp5O— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 16, 2020
UPDATE III: Nuk made his goodbye official.
.@DeAndreHopkins after being traded by #Texans to Cardinals: “I would like to say Houston helped create not just a football player,but a man.Houston gave me opportunities n life that I would have never got n a lot of places to better myself.I want to thank the city of Houston..” pic.twitter.com/yDMN5Nv4vx— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 16, 2020
The Texan’s organization served me well, the city of Houston served me well and my teammates served me well. The city of Houston will forever be loved. Now it’s time to bring a championship to AZ!! HOP OUT!!!— Deandre Hopkins (@DeAndreHopkins) March 17, 2020