Andre Johnson: Should the Broncos Sign Him?


Over the past few offseasons, John Elway certainly has not disappointed.

Willing to spend the money the right way and able to recruit the big names to the Denver Broncos, Elway has shown to be one of the best general managers in the NFL. But will Andre Johnson be added to the list of big-time additions by Elway?

With Johnson expected to be released rather than traded since no team will be willing to eat that huge contract number if a trade was made, the Broncos have a good shot at being one of the favorites to land the future Hall of Famer.

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Johnson, who is currently 33 years old, has shown that he still has some left in the tank. Coming off of an 85-catch season and just under 1,000 yards in 15 games last year for the Houston Texans, Johnson can certainly still be a great threat for any team. One of the most physical players in the league with great leadership ability, this could be a very solid fit for Denver.

The Broncos are in a win-right-now kind of mode. Their best chance at winning a title is now rather than later. With guys like Julius Thomas and Wes Welker unlikely to be resigned, Denver will have to find another weapon or two for Peyton Manning. Yes, Denver already has Demaryius Thomas and Emanuel Sanders, but when you go up against elite defenses like the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots, you will need as many weapons as possible.

With Johnson being the veteran receiver he is, he is also the right guy for the job since he played in Gary Kubiak’s system for years and is very familiar with it. This is very important since you want all of the players, especially receivers, to be on the same page.

Overall, I think the Broncos should do the best they possibly can to add Johnson. This could finally be the player that gets Denver past those bumps in the road and finally win another championship. Having two big, physical receivers in Johnson and Thomas, along with an elite slot receiver in Sanders, Denver would certainly be a top 3 team in the league if this is done.

Time is ticking for both Manning and Johnson, will Elway make it happen?

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