Andre Johnson has stepped away from the Houston Texans again. Sort of. Dre announced that he is moving from his “Special Advisor” role to a “Texans Ambassador” position.
Retired Texans WR Andre Johnson @johnson80 is no longer a special advisor to the general manager, by his choice 'Yes, I'm not actually on the staff anymore, but I'll still be around. For me, it just won't be an every-day thing. I'll still be around and helping the guys out' pic.twitter.com/sqZEr1XYk0— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 22, 2020
Johnson attributes his decision to the amount of time that goes into being a part of the staff. It makes sense, as Andre should be enjoying his retirement. I think that he would make a fantastic position coach, but it’s certainly a significant time commitment for him to be involved. The great part about Dre’s new role is that he’ll still be around the team, just not on a daily basis.
After the end of Andre’s career (after his tenure with the Colts and Titans), it was hoped that he would maintain a close relationship with the team that drafted him third overall in 2003. He absolutely has since he last played a game in the NFL. Having arguably the best player in franchise history as a champion for the organization is invaluable. Here’s to many more years of seeing Andre gracing the sidelines.