Free agent WR Andre Johnson has signed with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on a three-year, $21 million deal.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Johnson had signed with the Colts, joining his former University of Miami teammate Frank Gore – who signed yesterday – and NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported on the terms of the $21 million deal.
Andre Johnson is now a Colt.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2015
By virtue of joining the Colts, Johnson will not play against his former Houston Texans team twice a year for what will likely be the remainder of his stellar NFL career, and will have a legitimate shot at going to the Super Bowl with Pro Bowl QB Andrew Luck throwing him the ball.
Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro selection, had been with the Texans since they drafted him No. 3 overall in the 2003 NFL draft, but was released before the start of the NFL free agency. In 2014, he caught 85 passes for 936 receiving yards and 3 TDs, but his 11.0 yards/reception and 62.4 yards/game were both the lowest he had recorded since 2005.
Johnson has 1,012 career receptions for 13,597 and 80.5 yards/game – all of which are in the top 15 in NFL history and are the all-time marks in Texans history. He has led the NFL in receiving yards twice, receptions twice and yards/game three times.
The Colts hope Johnson will replace WR Reggie Wayne, who is expected to retire in 2015.