The Tennessee Titans signed veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson to a two-year contract to try to bolster its young receiving corps. Johnson will be staying in the only division he has known in his NFL career of the AFC South.
Johnson looked to have lost a step last season and posted some of the lowest numbers of his career on a disappointing Indianapolis Colts. The 35-year-old played in all 16 games for the Colts last season and finished with 41 catches for 503 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Johnson will join a wide receiver group with much uncertainty. Johnson joins Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter, Dorial Green-Beckham, and newly signed Rishard Matthews and fifth-round pick Tajae Sharpe.
Franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota is excited to bring the veteran onto the Titans scene. “He is an elite player in this league, and his leadership will make us all better,” stated Mariota.
Offensive lineman Ben Jones is rejoining his former Houston Texan teammate and knows that Johnson will bring a great attitude to the Titans locker room. “His work ethic is impressive and he’s a heck of a team player,” stated Jones.
It is not a lock Johnson will make the Titans final roster, but he has a great opportunity to prove he can still play at a high level with a young and unproven receiving group in Tennessee. Johnson will surely be motivated after having one of his worst seasons of his career. If Johnson makes the team he will have a strong chance to get on the field often and improve his poor production from last season.