Rapoport just doesn’t picture a scenario where the Texans would trade him.
“Johnson doesn’t have many options and the Texans really don’t either. He’s due so much money. There’d be $10 million in dead money for Houston if they traded him. The team getting him would have to take on $15 million in salary, unless he agreed to a paycut. But if you’re gonna get the money anyway, why take a paycut? It doesn’t make sense and not a lot of teams can withstand that.
“He’s soul searching. He’s frustrated. His hands are tied and the team’s hands are tied too. My guess is they keep talking to him and get him to come back. Retirement is more of an option than being traded,” said Rapoport.
In a dream scenario Johnson, 32, would obviously like to play for a contender.
“If he had his druthers I’m sure he’d say put me on one of the best five teams in the NFL "
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