The Patriots should be taking a long look at Andre Johnson, who wants out of Houston
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is unhappy with the Texans, and says that he wants out.
The Texans are reportedly interested in Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett.
The Patriots have wide receiver depth, but lack a true #1 receiver.
The Patriots also have less need for Mallett, now that they drafted QB Jimmy Garoppolo in the 2nd round of the Draft.
With all of those factors in consideration, would the Patriots be interested in trading Mallett (and most likely a draft pick) to the Texans for Johnson?
Patriots analysts at CSNNE discussed it, and it's pretty much unanimous that this would be a huge coup for the Patriots if they were to be able to complete a deal for Johnson.
The Patriots could benefit greatly by trading for Johnson, who is still capable of being a #1 WR. Particularly with a QB like Tom Brady, he could thrive in the Patriots' offense.
By dealing someone like Mallett who is now considered expendable, the Patriots could shore up one of their weaknesses and increase their chances of winning a Super Bowl before their window with Brady closes.
If they can pull it off, this would be a great deal for the Patriots, and could also be a good deal for the Texans. Johnson doesn't want to be there. Mallett has worked with Texans head coach Bill O'Brien in the past. This could be the perfect trade opportunity for both teams.
Hell, let's make it happen.