So far, the Houston Texans franchise has not gotten many things right. They have gone from a perpetual patsy to a middle-of-the-pack also-ran.
They did get it right, however, when they drafted Andre Johnson third overall in the 2003 NFL draft. Ordinarily, drafting a wide receiver that high is not advisable. Andre Johnson, my friend, is not ordinary.
The five-time Pro Bowler and two-time first team All-Pro is in the argument when the argument is over the best NFL receiver going today.
Johnson, as you know, has not always had the best quarterback tossing him the rock. Unlike the freakishly big, strong, fast wideout, David Carr, his QB for half of his eight seasons in the league, was a bust.
Carr spent more time on his back, leading the civilized world in getting sacked, than chunking passes into the end zone. That fact has not stopped Johnson from reaching paydirt 50 times, often in spectacular fashion.
Catching balls from a quarterback bust will not keep Andre Johnson's bust out of Canton, where he is sure to thank God for Matt Schaub.
And we are thankful to have him at No.10 on our list of sure things.