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TexasBoY25
08-04-2010, 11:56 PM
via John McClain Twitter

WR Andre Johnson is close to signing a new deal that could make him the highest-paid player at his position.

76Texan
08-04-2010, 11:59 PM
As it should be! :cow:

ChampionTexan
08-05-2010, 12:00 AM
Link to Chron.com

Link (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7139915.html)

brakos82
08-05-2010, 12:00 AM
Pay.

The.

Man.

:fans:

Nawzer
08-05-2010, 12:05 AM
Well done Texans and well deserved Andre. Now, let's go out there and win a Super Bowl or two.

jaayteetx
08-05-2010, 12:09 AM
Glad Andre is gonna be happy, hope this doesn't cause trouble in the future though.

ChampionTexan
08-05-2010, 12:12 AM
Assuming it all comes down as indicated, it will be interesting to see how it's structured, given the uncapped year, and uncertainty regarding what the future will hold CBA-wise.

J_R
08-05-2010, 12:13 AM
Glad Andre is gonna be happy, hope this doesn't cause trouble in the future though.

What, you mean if Fitz gets a new deal making him the highest, we have to redo AJ's deal? Ha, I'm kidding!

In all seriousness, good point.

drs23
08-05-2010, 12:17 AM
Yeah!

Good on ya #80! Got what ya deserved!

Yeah!

ChampionTexan
08-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Found on the desk of Rick Smith:

To Do List:

Redo Andre Johnson Deal - DONE

Sign Aaron Schobel

Championship!

dalemurphy
08-05-2010, 12:25 AM
Texans and Andre Johnson near a new deal!

According to John McClain’s tweet a few minutes ago, the Texans are about to sign Andre Johnson to a new contract which would make him the NFL’s highest paid WR. We knew this was coming but I’m curious about the timing because I am still focused on the likely Aaron Schobel acquisition. If the Texans have agreed/agree to a new deal with AJ tonight or tomorrow, it bolsters my belief that they are about to sign Schobel for two reasons:
more: http://www.texansbullblog.com/andre-johnson-texans-deal/news/

dalemurphy
08-05-2010, 12:43 AM
Found on the desk of Rick Smith:

To Do List:

Redo Andre Johnson Deal - DONE

Sign Matt Schobel

Championship!


You sir, are a genius!

SheTexan
08-05-2010, 01:11 AM
Good news!!! DAMN, makes me even more excited for this friggin season to get going!!!!!

Think I just might have to go to Ariz, just to get my TEXAN fix!!!

Texan_Bill
08-05-2010, 01:14 AM
Good news!!! DAMN, makes me even more excited for this friggin season to get going!!!!!

Think I just might have to go to Ariz, just to get my TEXAN fix!!!

I love ya, gma!!!!!!!!!!! just sayin'!!!!!!!!!!

Heath Shuler
08-05-2010, 01:28 AM
via John McClain Twitter

WR Andre Johnson is close to signing a new deal that could make him the highest-paid player at his position.

Is Brandon Marshall’s 5 yr $50 million ($24 million guaranteed) the current highest paid receiver?

infantrycak
08-05-2010, 01:51 AM
Is Brandon Marshall’s 5 yr $50 million ($24 million guaranteed) the current highest paid receiver?

No Fitz has the best deal. His is 4 years 40 mil with 30 guaranteed. Marshall's is 5 years 47.3 mil with only 12.5 guaranteed. A lot of this is becoming about guaranteed money.

SAMURAITEXAN
08-05-2010, 01:59 AM
Good news. Highest paid WR.... Are we looking at around 5 year 50mil, more than 30m guaranteed? Whatever deal AJ gets he deserves every penny.

Go AJ!!!
Go Texans!!!

eriadoc
08-05-2010, 02:08 AM
This AJ thread has gone too long without these being included:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYF8G4xd2UA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fS_Gxgz6EQ&feature=related

Ckw
08-05-2010, 02:18 AM
This AJ thread has gone too long without these being included:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYF8G4xd2UA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fS_Gxgz6EQ&feature=related

Thanks. I never EVER get tired of watching both of those. Simply incredible.

Really excited with this. I know Andre agreed to the original contract, but this is a special situation. This is ANDRE FREAKING JOHNSON and the MAN deserves this. He will likely be the first Texans Hall of Famer and this move solidifies that AJ will probably remain a Texan his entire career.

Now let's get Schobel signed.

infantrycak
08-05-2010, 02:24 AM
This AJ thread has gone too long without these being included:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYF8G4xd2UA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fS_Gxgz6EQ&feature=related

Fantastic plays by AJ but Schaub should get at least a pat on the back. On the Arizona play Schaub hangs in there to get two sided crushed while throwing a perfectly placed pass. On the Tacks play Schaub hangs that ball arguably a tad far but certainly where nobody but AJ would get it. Cris Carter was just talking about that recently with some comments on how a good QB will learn to play to the strengths of the WR. He was using Moss as an example of someone the QB could just throw a jump ball to and figure he would come down with it.

Here is a great QB & WR trust and execution play as well.

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyFMRYUSNjI) - definition of perfectly thrown ball.

dalemurphy
08-05-2010, 06:13 AM
Fantastic plays by AJ but Schaub should get at least a pat on the back. On the Arizona play Schaub hangs in there to get two sided crushed while throwing a perfectly placed pass. On the Tacks play Schaub hangs that ball arguably a tad far but certainly where nobody but AJ would get it. Cris Carter was just talking about that recently with some comments on how a good QB will learn to play to the strengths of the WR. He was using Moss as an example of someone the QB could just throw a jump ball to and figure he would come down with it.

Here is a great QB & WR trust and execution play as well.

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyFMRYUSNjI) - definition of perfectly thrown ball.


I think I have the one youtube video highlight reel of AJohnson setup so that the video automatically link every time I type his name on our blog. Barrett and I catch ourselves watching it a lot. Anyway, it's certainly interesting to see the difference in passes thrown by the 1st #8 and the current #8, isn't it?!

El Tejano
08-05-2010, 08:45 AM
Every pro should look at how AJ handled this deal. Say your comment and then keep chopping wood because the deal you want will come to you.

BTW anyone else besides me who were a tad bit displeased that our only FA signing was Wade Smith pretty happy we didn't throw ridiculous money at a CB? Now we make Andre happy and most likely a Texan for the rest of his career and hopefully we can sign Aaron Schoebel.

False Start
08-05-2010, 08:54 AM
Its about damn time. Pay him Rick......and Bob! :hurrah:

thunderkyss
08-05-2010, 10:01 AM
Fantastic plays by AJ but Schaub should get at least a pat on the back. On the Arizona play Schaub hangs in there to get two sided crushed while throwing a perfectly placed pass. On the Tacks play Schaub hangs that ball arguably a tad far but certainly where nobody but AJ would get it. Cris Carter was just talking about that recently with some comments on how a good QB will learn to play to the strengths of the WR.

My earliest criticism about Matt Schaub, was that he was not a play-maker. His first couple of years here, if the play wasn't there, there was no play. Last year, I think he did an excellent job, of making things happen. Whether that meant hanging in the pocket a tad longer, putting the ball in the right place, or recognizing obvious mismatches, or blown coverages.

2007 & 2008, it was also true that if he broke from the pocket (on a broken play), he was going to throw the ball away. 2009, more times than not, he made things happen when things didn't go as planned.

Hardcore Texan
08-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Fantastic plays by AJ but Schaub should get at least a pat on the back. On the Arizona play Schaub hangs in there to get two sided crushed while throwing a perfectly placed pass. On the Tacks play Schaub hangs that ball arguably a tad far but certainly where nobody but AJ would get it. Cris Carter was just talking about that recently with some comments on how a good QB will learn to play to the strengths of the WR. He was using Moss as an example of someone the QB could just throw a jump ball to and figure he would come down with it.

Here is a great QB & WR trust and execution play as well.

Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyFMRYUSNjI) - definition of perfectly thrown ball.

Dude, that pass to Jacoby was a thing a beauty. This is one of the things (that pass/Schaub's accuracy) I covered in a post I made after re-watching the Pats game on NFL replay. Schaub's accuracy was so impressive in that game. Perfect example. And that vid was shot by a fan? That's very cool.

J_R
08-05-2010, 11:20 AM
Gary Kubiak says the Texans are "awful close" to a new deal w/ Andre Johnson. Press conference tentatively scheduled for 1:30p CT

Texan_Bill
08-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Wait.... What??? I thought Uncle Bob was a cheap bastard?


:ahhaha:

DexmanC
08-05-2010, 11:29 AM
Also during 2007 & 2008, I was baffled by how few fans recognized the
change in gameplan when Sage was in the game, as opposed to
Schaub.

When Sage was in the game, there was NO threat on the defense
getting burned deep. Sage could only throw reliably within a 15-yard
range. Our WR's basically became runningbacks. It was an effective,
yet boring way to move the ball. With Schaub in the game, the ENTIRE
ROUTE TREE is available to crush a defense.

Dre took one for the team, when he took a pay cut to bring Matt here.
Now, they've launched each other into All Pro status. Nice Job, Bob.
You finally spent huge dollars on someone that matters.

infantrycak
08-05-2010, 12:03 PM
Dude, that pass to Jacoby was a thing a beauty. This is one of the things (that pass/Schaub's accuracy) I covered in a post I made after re-watching the Pats game on NFL replay. Schaub's accuracy was so impressive in that game. Perfect example. And that vid was shot by a fan? That's very cool.

Another play from that game that displayed his accuracy and what TK is talking about was one where he flushed to the left and looked like there was absolutely no play and he stuck the ball into Walter on the opposite side of the CB that was blanketed on Walter.

JB
08-05-2010, 12:15 PM
This is a stat I did not know

The third overall pick in the 2003 draft out of Miami (Fla.), Johnson has averaged 77.9 receiving yards per game in his seven seasons with the Texans. That’s the highest mark in NFL history among players with at least 100 games played.

Link (http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1292)

TEXANS84
08-05-2010, 12:16 PM
Gary Kubiak says the Texans are "awful close" to a new deal w/ Andre Johnson. Press conference tentatively scheduled for 1:30p CT

Done deal according to Mark Berman:

Houston - The Houston Texans will announce in a Thursday afternoon news conference that they have signed All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson to a new contract. It's expected the deal will make him the highest paid reciver in the NFL and it's news that was reported first on myfoxhouston.com.

While the Texans organization didn't officially confirm the story after Thursday morning's workout, head coach Gary Kubiak erased whatever mystery might have existed.

"It's a great thing for this organization, for a great person and a helluva player," Kubiak said. "I've been doing this a long time and he's what's this game is all about.

"For him to stay the course with this organization through some tough, tough times says a lot about what Houston means to him and what this franchise means to him. So, well deserved and great job by (Texans general manager) Rick (Smith) and (Texans owner) Bob McNair for getting it all worked out."

Johnson led the NFL in receiving yardage the past two years and is only the second player in NFL history to have back-to-back 1500 yard seasons. those are two of the reasons he is expected to be the highest paid at his position.

"He should be," Kubiak said. "For the last two years nobody has played at the level this young man has played at that I've been around, other than one other guy."

"What he's been doing has been special and to me there's a lot more to come."


LINK (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/nfl/100805-andre-johnson_texans-reach-deal)

rmartin65
08-05-2010, 12:17 PM
I wonder how much it is. And I still wonder what will happen 3-4 years down the road, if he will get unhappy again.

Regardless, he is the best receiver in the game. I am glad he is staying a Texan.

HOU-TEX
08-05-2010, 12:24 PM
I wonder how much it is. And I still wonder what will happen 3-4 years down the road, if he will get unhappy again.

Regardless, he is the best receiver in the game. I am glad he is staying a Texan.

I think the Fitz got a 4 year 40 million deal. So, more than that with maybe 35 in guaranteed money.

gary
08-05-2010, 12:57 PM
One hour left then it will be press time.

Dutchrudder
08-05-2010, 01:10 PM
Damn that Bob McNair sure is cheap. Why did it take him this long to take care of Andre???




...jk

TD
08-05-2010, 01:10 PM
This can't be right. Where's the pouting? The prima donna TV appearances? The lengthy hold out? The workouts in the driveway? I don't think AJ or the Texans know how this game is played.



Thank God!!

eriadoc
08-05-2010, 01:27 PM
This is a stat I did not know

The third overall pick in the 2003 draft out of Miami (Fla.), Johnson has averaged 77.9 receiving yards per game in his seven seasons with the Texans. That’s the highest mark in NFL history among players with at least 100 games played.

Link (http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1292)

They need to do some fact checking, I think.

Jerry Rice played 108 games in his first seven seasons, and amassed 9072 yards. That's 84 yards per game. He may be the only guy to surpass AJ, or maybe he isn't. I only checked the most obvious, glaring error.

He also scored 93 TDs in his first seven years.

Cjeremy635
08-05-2010, 01:27 PM
The best thing about this whole contract deal with AJ, is that you know that once he gets his big "payday", he isn't going to turn into Albert Haynesworth. AJ does not have that type of personality to be a slouch and he will only continue to work harder and be the G.O.A.T. I am not worried about him at all.

ChampionTexan
08-05-2010, 01:42 PM
This is a stat I did not know

The third overall pick in the 2003 draft out of Miami (Fla.), Johnson has averaged 77.9 receiving yards per game in his seven seasons with the Texans. That’s the highest mark in NFL history among players with at least 100 games played.

Link (http://www.houstontexans.com/blog/index.asp?post_id=1292)

They need to do some fact checking, I think.

Jerry Rice played 108 games in his first seven seasons, and amassed 9072 yards. That's 84 yards per game. He may be the only guy to surpass AJ, or maybe he isn't. I only checked the most obvious, glaring error.

He also scored 93 TDs in his first seven years.


I think they're talking about career - not after seven seasons (that just happens to be how many seasons AJ's played so far).

Rice finished with 303 games and 22,895 yards receiving, or 75.6 yds per game.

eriadoc
08-05-2010, 01:46 PM
I think they're talking about career - not after seven seasons (that just happens to be how many seasons AJ's played so far).

Rice finished with 303 games and 22,895 yards receiving, or 75.6 yds per game.

Ahh. Well, if that's the case, it's pretty silly and irrelevant, IMO.

Goatcheese
08-05-2010, 01:54 PM
"He should be," Kubiak said. "For the last two years nobody has played at the level this young man has played at that I've been around, other than one other guy."

Wow, AJ has graduated from "kid" to "young man" in Kube's book.

High praise indeed. :kingkong:

Texan_Bill
08-05-2010, 02:02 PM
They need to do some fact checking, I think.

Jerry Rice played 108 games in his first seven seasons, and amassed 9072 yards. That's 84 yards per game. He may be the only guy to surpass AJ, or maybe he isn't. I only checked the most obvious, glaring error.

He also scored 93 TDs in his first seven years.

Your numbers for Jerry Rice are accurate: 84 yards per game over his first 7 seasons.

Texans_bull
08-05-2010, 02:18 PM
Watch the live streaming video of the press conference with wide receiver Andre Johnson today at 1:30 p.m. CT only on HoustonTexans.com.

:fans:

HJam72
08-05-2010, 02:21 PM
Uh-oh... Now he's gonna havta actually talk to the media. :)

Well, awe shucks, I, uh, just got a raise (big smile).

Yeah, shucks, I, huh, well, I'm the best there is. :embarrass

Loooooooooooong pause.........Well, I'm the G.O.A.T, *(&^ it!!!!

IDEXAN
08-05-2010, 02:39 PM
Uh-oh... Now he's gonna havta actually talk to the media. :)

Well, awe shucks, I, uh, just got a raise (big smile).

Yeah, shucks, I, huh, well, I'm the best there is. :embarrass

Loooooooooooong pause.........Well, I'm the G.O.A.T, *(&^ it!!!!Hey man they're paying him for being a great football player, not a great public speaker.

cuppacoffee
08-05-2010, 02:42 PM
Being that this %$%#&^ dial up connection doesn't do videos will one of you fine posters give an overview.

Thanks :coffee:

CloakNNNdagger
08-05-2010, 02:46 PM
Contract thru 2016.

MFG16
08-05-2010, 02:48 PM
"...Makes him a Texan for LIFE" -Rick Smith

Coulda ended the press conference right there, 'cause thats all i needed/wanted to hear.

Goldensilence
08-05-2010, 02:57 PM
Wow, AJ has graduated from "kid" to "young man" in Kube's book.

High praise indeed. :kingkong:

Yep indeed. I still cringe every time I hear that from Gary.

Wonder what the structure of the deal is going to look like. With an uncapped year I'm hoping they'll front load much as they can this year.

JB
08-05-2010, 03:04 PM
Johnson received a two-year extension worth $38.5 million, including $13 million guaranteed.


Counting the 5 yrs and $35 million left on old contract, his deal is worth 7 yrs & $73.5 million – an avg $10.5 million a year.


Link (http://api.twitter.com/ChronicleTexans)

zanth91
08-05-2010, 03:05 PM
Andre Johnson Press Conference Quotes (http://bit.ly/alhd1g) :clap:

JB
08-05-2010, 03:05 PM
Johnson received a two-year extension worth $38.5 million, including $13 million guaranteed.


Counting the 5 yrs and $35 million left on old contract, his deal is worth 7 yrs & $73.5 million – an avg $10.5 million a year.


Link (http://api.twitter.com/ChronicleTexans)

HOU-TEX
08-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Dunno if it's been posted yet, but here is the new deal. It's basically a 2 year extension worth $35 million with $13 million guaranteed. Combining his existing contract and new extension now makes Dre the highest paid receiver in the NFL. The new deal is 7 years for $73.5 Million. $10.5 per year

*JB beat me to it. Damn I'm slow!

infantrycak
08-05-2010, 03:14 PM
They need to do some fact checking, I think.

Jerry Rice played 108 games in his first seven seasons, and amassed 9072 yards. That's 84 yards per game. He may be the only guy to surpass AJ, or maybe he isn't. I only checked the most obvious, glaring error.

He also scored 93 TDs in his first seven years.

Well but you have to handicap 10 yards for HWWNBN as QB for 5 years. Check out AJ's average with Schaub. It's just shy of 100 ypg.

Double Barrel
08-05-2010, 03:15 PM
This is the way a WR should act, and the way that an organization should conduct it's business. Classy and respectful all the way around. :thumbup

gtexan02
08-05-2010, 03:20 PM
Yup, gotta retract any negatives I said about AJ. he is a classy guy all the way around. Good job Texans, good job AJ

eriadoc
08-05-2010, 03:33 PM
Well but you have to handicap 10 yards for HWWNBN as QB for 5 years. Check out AJ's average with Schaub. It's just shy of 100 ypg.

Shoot man, I take nothing away from AJ, except maybe the TD production. I was just pointing out the error in their reporting. As it turns out, I think it was just a case of ambiguous wording.

Cjeremy635
08-05-2010, 03:45 PM
This is the way a WR should act, and the way that an organization should conduct it's business. Classy and respectful all the way around. :thumbup

QFT! :fans:

Texan_Bill
08-05-2010, 03:55 PM
Well but you have to handicap 10 yards for HWWNBN as QB for 5 years. Check out AJ's average with Schaub. It's just shy of 100 ypg.

Very true, too. Since 2006 he (AJ) has averaged 90.2 ypg.

beerlover
08-05-2010, 03:55 PM
Texans still got a steal :clap:

False Start
08-05-2010, 03:57 PM
Best news I've heard in a long time! :jam: :clap:

rmartin65
08-05-2010, 04:09 PM
Not a bad price for the best player at his position. 7 years, wow, he is here until he is 36. Pretty much guarantees he retires a Texan. Although, who knows, receivers can play in their late 30's, and AJ seems like the kind of guy who keeps his body in tip-top shape.

Brisco_County
08-05-2010, 04:10 PM
To think, McNair could've used this money to get Miles Austin...

(I kid)

Hey, see if you can spot something wrong with this report from TheRedZone.org.

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2610/99819732.jpg

gtexan02
08-05-2010, 04:11 PM
ugh, how can they keep making that mistake? The Titans wish that was true

infantrycak
08-05-2010, 04:18 PM
Shoot man, I take nothing away from AJ, except maybe the TD production. I was just pointing out the error in their reporting. As it turns out, I think it was just a case of ambiguous wording.

I know. I was kind of just joking around.

Very true, too. Since 2006 he (AJ) has averaged 90.2 ypg.

If you only count games he actually played in it goes to 97.4.

ChampionTexan
08-05-2010, 04:18 PM
ugh, how can they keep making that mistake? The Titans wish that was true

Well, if it makes you feel any better, it probably just pisses them (Titans fans) off. Imagine how you'd feel if Darrelle Revis was mis-identified on a semi-regular basis as being a Texan.

Texas T
08-05-2010, 04:19 PM
This is the way a WR should act, and the way that an organization should conduct it's business. Classy and respectful all the way around. :thumbup

This could not be more true.
I'm so proud to be a fan of this club.

Gotta love me some TEXANS!!!!

IDEXAN
08-05-2010, 04:29 PM
OK so what's the total guaranteed money under the new contract ?

Cjeremy635
08-05-2010, 04:34 PM
OK so what's the total guaranteed money under the new contract ?

a lot

HOU-TEX
08-05-2010, 04:37 PM
OK so what's the total guaranteed money under the new contract ?

Read the thread. It's been posted forty eleven times

disaacks3
08-05-2010, 04:46 PM
Well, if it makes you feel any better, it probably just pisses them (Titans fans) off. Imagine how you'd feel if Darrelle Revis was mis-identified on a semi-regular basis as being a Texan.
Something tells me that doesn't happen nearly as often.

This (in a subtle way) tells me how serious the Texans are in getting to the playoffs this year. This whole thing could have waited another year, but the F.O> didn't want to risk him stewing over it during a potential playoff run. (I'm sure the uncapped year helped immensely as well).

Cjeremy635
08-05-2010, 04:47 PM
Read the thread. It's been posted forty eleven times

LMAO! :cool:

must spread...yada yada yada!

drs23
08-05-2010, 04:51 PM
To think, McNair could've used this money to get Miles Austin...

(I kid)

Hey, see if you can spot something wrong with this report from TheRedZone.org.

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2610/99819732.jpg

Uh, they said McClain instead of McGobbler?:lol:

mattieuk
08-05-2010, 04:54 PM
Woohoo!

Superbowl time baby. Great deal guys. Andre is going to be retiring a Texan, hopefully with some bling on his ringers.

Either way, we've got a Texans 'Ring of Honor'/whatever benchmark, and a HoFer.

ObsiWan
08-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Yup, gotta retract any negatives I said about AJ. he is a classy guy all the way around. Good job Texans, good job AJ

wait... what?
you found negatives to say about Andre...?
You're kidding right?

Spled
08-05-2010, 05:25 PM
This is what elite looks like - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ44aphKGOc&feature=related

imatexan
08-05-2010, 06:27 PM
[B] "I know the fans are excited, the whole city of Houston's excited. We're going to give them something this year to be excited about."[/B


I like the way this sounds!
:bravo:

stingray
08-05-2010, 06:48 PM
But, But , But Bob is a cheap cheap bastard. They don't sign every free agent available...

spurstexanstros
08-05-2010, 07:02 PM
And Andre Johnson was estactic about his contract he was quoted saying.........








You said it Andre

spurstexanstros
08-05-2010, 07:06 PM
wait he said "Thank you" most words I have ever heard him say.

stevn8r
08-05-2010, 08:12 PM
the last 30-40 seconds of the interview got me all pumped up :fans:
Go on Andre, carry it on your back!!!

valleytexfan
08-05-2010, 09:16 PM
Best news I've heard all day! Yes!!!:smiliedance:

steelbtexan
08-05-2010, 10:52 PM
I take it all back

Good job Uncle BoB

Haven't seen the contract. Hopefully it's front loaded in this uncapped year.

barrett
08-06-2010, 12:19 AM
the last 30-40 seconds of the interview got me all pumped up :fans:
Go on Andre, carry it on your back!!!

Me too!!! That was defintely a Pollardism. 31 would be proud.

Here's a story I just wrote about this new precident. The Texans are shaking up the system but the other 31 teams don't have to worry.



In a recent article, Richard Justice coined “The Andre Johnson Rule“. I’d like to talk a bit about this and how important precedence is in a league like the NFL. Unlike sports such as the NBA and MLB where contracts are often guaranteed, in the NFL contracts are virtually suggestions rather than binding promises. When a player is given a 5 year, $32 million deal, in actuality it could be nothing more than a 1 year, $4.1 million “agreement”. The possible CBA lockout looming is centered around issues where owners feel they are paying out too much money to the players. Untested rookies are signing monster deals in excess of $40 and $50 million guaranteed. To say money is a big issue would be hyperbole.

Oddly, these pho-binding contracts are usually a one-way-street. If you’ve got a deal that “binds” you to a 5, 6, 7 or even 8 year deal (who would sign a deal of that length though) you can certainly expect the team to “honor” that deal. If you’re driving the other way on that street and a guy signs an 8 year, $60 million contract and get’s hurt or simply doesn’t play up to his potential the team can simply void the contract and send him packing.

Before you shake your fist at the owners let it be known that they are often quick to renegotiate with a player who has out-performed his deal. The catch is, it’s usually in the next to last year of the deal or at least towards the end of that deal. If a player completely outplays their deal, the team (even cheap ones) may add some extra money onto the front of the deal but it’s not going to be much. Things are pretty formulaic around the NFL. Holdouts, concerned GM’s hard line quotes and even retirements are often just standard posturing in a typical NFL negotiation. Enter Andre Johnson, #80, Dre’, The Best WR in the NFL, Beast. Andre is not the posturing type. In fact he’s not really a “type” at all, or rather, he’s his own type. The anti-diva, Johnson has quietly (literally) gained the respect of the entire NFL as the very best at his position. Excellent at every aspect of his game, (except run blocking where he’s just “okay”if you ask TBB.) #80 isn’t the type of receiver who’s going to hold out. Dre’, if he were any other receiver with the slug “The Best WR in the NFL” could, and probably would hold out for more money just on principle. Beast doesn’t do that kind of stuff though. Three days away from OTA’s and it was simply too much for him to bear. It’s not his game. Football is his game.

You can read the rest of the article here (http://www.texansbullblog.com/andre-johnson-
rule/news/).

http://www.texansbullblog.com/

Wolf
08-06-2010, 12:37 AM
sweet , "the quiet giant" deserves it

IDEXAN
08-06-2010, 07:05 AM
I'm still puzzled about the guaranteed money in AJs contract which seems light to me, though I realize it's an extraordinary deal regarding some of it's terms ?
But according to McClains report there's only 13 million guaranteed even though the total contract money is 73.5 Mil, as compared to say the deal that DeMeco got earlier this year where the total contract money was <
50 M while the guaranteed money was > 20 M ? Definitely not a capologists so I don't know what accounts for the inconsistencies ?

ChampionTexan
08-06-2010, 07:14 AM
I'm still puzzled about the guaranteed money in AJs contract which seems light to me, though I realize it's an extraordinary deal regarding some of it's terms ?
But according to McClains report there's only 13 million guaranteed even though the total contract money is 73.5 Mil, as compared to say the deal that DeMeco got earlier this year where the total contract money was <
50 M while the guaranteed money was > 20 M ? Definitely not a capologists so I don't know what accounts for the inconsistencies ?

The $13 million is only the additional guaranteed (and yeah, I know you asked that before and didn't really get an answer). Can't swear to it's accuracy, but this lists total guaranteed money over the seven years as $48 Million.

LINK (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_contract.aspx?sport=nfl&id=1575)

IDEXAN
08-06-2010, 07:29 AM
The $13 million is only the additional guaranteed (and yeah, I know you asked that before and didn't really get an answer). Can't swear to it's accuracy, but this lists total guaranteed money over the seven years as $48 Million.

LINK (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_contract.aspx?sport=nfl&id=1575)
OK that 48 M # sounds more realistic. Thanks for your info !

TexansBlood
08-06-2010, 10:21 AM
Game time! Good luck corners and safeties, he is on a MISSION!!!!!!!

:texflag:

JB
08-06-2010, 03:10 PM
Contract details...

[The contract extension that wide receiver Andre Johnson signed with the Houston Texans on Thursday includes several tiers of escalators and incentives, according to a league source who has seen the contract, and the deal also includes protections for the club.

Johnson received the contract despite having five years left on his existing deal, but the Texans also structured the deal in such a way that Johnson will have to earn the additional money through reaching certain statistical thresholds. The new deal added two years to the existing contract and put a maximum of $38 million in new money in the deal, with it now reaching a max of $73.5 million over seven years.

See more at the Link (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d819908ab/article/johnsons-extension-includes-protections-for-texans?module=HP_headlines)

Could be as little as 4.2m additional money

CloakNNNdagger
08-06-2010, 05:40 PM
Lots of fluff in Andre Johnson deal (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/06/lots-of-fluff-in-andre-johnson-deal/)

Texans receiver Andre Johnson wanted to be the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. And he indeed will be, if he performs as the best receiver in the NFL.

In every year of the deal.

Per a league source, the maximum value of $10.5 million per year depends on Johnson performing as the best receiver in the league. (We're not currently sure whether that means receptions, yards, touchdowns, or any combination of the three.)

The source also said that the two-year extension, which was added onto Johnson's existing five years, has only $4 million in new money. The rest of it comes from incentives and escalators, all based on performance.

Johnson can earn incentives and escalators at a lower tier, if he's among the top receivers in the game (it's either top five or top ten; we're nailing down that specific detail).

If he falls below that level, he reverts to a base deal at his current average of roughly $7 million.

It's not a horrible deal for Johnson, especially since he had no real leverage. He gets paid at the highest levels if performs. If he doesn't he'll be right about where he already was.