Andre Johnson has no issues with reduced role in Indy
Nov/18/15 09:04 AM Filed in: Andre Johnson
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson may not be having the type of season many envisioned when he signed as a free agent after 12 standout seasons with the Houston Texans, but that doesn't bother Johnson.
The seven-time Pro Bowler has caught 24 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns thus far, and is on pace for the worst statistical season of his career. In last Sunday's win over the Broncos, Johnson failed to record a catch for the third time this season.
“Anybody would like to go out and catch six, seven balls a game, but that’s not what it is,” Johnson said, per ESPN. “Like I said before, it could be my day today, somebody else’s day tomorrow. The biggest thing about when you’re trying to achieve that ultimate goal, you have to do things that have never been done before. I was out there run blocking. But it’s part of it. I’m embracing every part of it. It’s different for me, but I don’t have a problem with it.”
The 34-year-old's best game of this season came in his October return to Houston when he caught six passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. It was the only time this year Johnson has caught more than four passes in a game.
Johnson, though, said he has no issue accepting a smaller role if it helps the team win.
“I think now people are so caught up in fantasy football,” Johnson said. “We hear it all the time. (Fans) get upset with you when you don’t catch a pass. People can say whatever they want or feel however they want to feel. I sleep good at night. I’m not really caught up with people have to say. I’ve had a great career. I’ve got a lot of passes and gained a lot of yards. I don’t really get caught up in what the outside people have to say.”