Houston Texans coach, Bill O'Brien has reached out to wide receiver Andre Johnson amidst reports that the star is unsettled in Texas.
Ed Werder of ESPN tweeted today:"#Texans HC Bill O'Brien has spoken to disgruntled WR Andre Johnson. Respects player, thinks great fit for offense. Texans can be like Chiefs."
It is unclear at this stage if the words of O'Brien will be enough for Johnson to be convinced in the franchise or if he will still want to explore trade options.
It is understood that Johnson was unhappy that the Texans did not select a quarterback early in the draft when it was a perceived area of need.
Instead, the Texans took pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick and then selected a guard and a tight end before eventually drafting Tom Savage in the fourth round.
The Texans had the pick of the three highly-rated quarterbacks at the top of the draft and still could have taken Derek Carr or Jimmy Garrapolo at the top of the second round. However, O'Brien waited until the third day of the draft before bringing in a passer.
There is definitely no guarantee that Savage will start for the Texans and after struggling at the quarterback position in 2013, you can certainly understand Johnson's frustration.
Johnson will be a highly admired trade option for a number of teams if he does look to explore that option but the Texans will certainly want to hold out to keep their number one receiver.