Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) warms up before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Which NFL Suitor Needs Andre Johnson the Most?


Four NFL teams are rumored to have interest in trading for veteran receiver Andre Johnson.  Which one needs him the most?

New England Patriots

Interest in Johnson should not be a surprise for the New England Patriots.  The last time they acquired a disgruntled veteran receiver he put up 23 touchdowns his first year with the team in 2007.  More than that though is the fact New England may not have the utmost confidence in their young receiving core, especially given the iffy health of Aaron Dobson, Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski.  Still, Tom Brady always seems to find a way regardless of who he’s throwing to.

Carolina Panthers

Going 12-4 was a major accomplishment for the Carolina Panthers last season.  The key to remember though is that they did it with a passing attack that ranked 29th in the NFL.  Despite having a suffocating defense and versatile weapon in Cam Newton at quarterback, it’s going to be very hard for them to make the playoffs consistently without better production through the air.  Hopes are high the addition of massive Florida State hero Kelvin Benjamin and veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant will be enough.  Realistically, they shouldn’t count on it.

Seattle Seahawks

The world champs are always looking for that next big move.  Regardless of their Super Bowl title, the Seattle Seahawks know they must continue to seek ways to get better.  Pairing Andre Johnson with Percy Harvin would certainly qualify.  Head coach Pete Carroll understands at some point the offense will be run through quarterback Russell Wilson, especially given the advancing age of Marshawn Lynch.  Johnson gives them an instant replacement for the loss of Golden Tate and would make them overwhelming favorites in the NFC West.

Cleveland Browns

Everything seemed so ready to fall into place for the Cleveland Browns.  They pounced on Johnny Manziel in the NFL draft to finally get a big-name signal caller and would soon be ready to pair him with star wide receiver Josh Gordon.  Then, before the draft was even over, Gordon was facing the prospect of a year-long suspension for his latest illegal substance violation.  Suddenly the Browns offense is in danger of becoming neutered and there is little they can do about it.  That is unless they can get a guy like Johnson.

Tags: Andre Johnson Carolina Panthers Cleveland Browns New England Patriots NFL Seattle Seahawks

  • Maria Rodriguez

    patriots the best tean

    • Erik Lambert

      As far as the situation, they are certainly the best fit but not sure they have the money.

      • Jacob Barefoot

        The money is no prob, and with some moving around, a little give and take, and i cant see any reason why he wont land in NE. Its win win for both parties and makes absolute sense…. (Coming from a pats fan though)

        • Erik Lambert

          Don’t discount the fact that HOU would probably rather trade him out of the conference.

          • Jacob Barefoot

            Yea of course. At the end of the day theres probably no way HOU will trade him at all. Id absolutely love to think so, and love to think it would be my pats on the receiving end of a trade. But he means too much too them. Like asking us to trade gronk cos hes injured. Not gonna happen

          • Erik Lambert

            It’s up to the coaches to convince Johnson to stay and see the thing through towards what they’re building.

  • ItsFinnagain

    Seattle has too much money tied up in receivers now. Plus, they don;t need him at 10m/yr. Carolina could sure use a good receiver.

    • Erik Lambert

      I believe Carolina and Cleveland need him the most.

    • JohnPaul Sein

      It’s true… it would be nice but that would mean my seahawks would have to let go of a couple good clutch players

      • Marinersforever71

        Like Anthony McCoy as Miller, Beckum, and a young tight end provide depth at the position.

  • Maria Rodriguez

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    • trinity

      Huh?

  • Marinersforever71

    Seahawks should invest in Andre Johnson by letting one of the four tight ends like McCoy released or traded as they’ve depth at the position like Beckum, Miller, etc. Johnson can take some pressure of the Beast Mode, Russell Wilson, tight ends, Kearse/Harvin/Baldwin & receiving corps, and the O-Line. He will give the team to have the chance to woin back-to-back in the Super Bowl.

  • trinity

    If Cleveland traded for him, i wouldn’t be surprised if he retired on the spot lol. Sure they do need him after they failed epically in the draft. But no way Andre would want to play there. I think the pats would be ideal for him.

    • Erik Lambert

      Actually he might see that as an opportunity. Think about it. At some point he’ll be playing with Johnny Manziel and will have an emerging star at tight end in Jordan Cameron to help him. Throw in a defense that I believe will be one of the best in the league and that team could be serious next year.

      • trinity

        I seriously doubt it. For one, him getting to play with Johnny manziel doesn’t make me feel at all confident that they would win, because I don’t think manziel will be that good at this level. Second, say manziel proved me wrong and wasn’t a bust. I don’t think he would have it figured out quick enough to do anything for Andre Johnson, who wants to win now. I look at Cleveland as being too up in the air a quarterback for him to want to go there.

        • Erik Lambert

          Not for nothing but they said the same things about Russell Wilson.

  • William Plaster

    It is obvious that the Browns need a receiver, primarily due to the aversion of management to draft a receiver.