The Indianapolis Colts have absolutely dominated the 2015 free agency period, making some incredible acquisitions just days after the signing period opened.
And it has just gotten even better for Colts fans after it was revealed that they had signed former Houston Texans star Andre Johnson earlier today.
Johnson confirmed the news of his three-year deal with the Colts himself on his Instagram account, posting a picture with his new head coach Chuck Pagano at the team's facilities.
Johnson joins former University of Miami teammate Frank Gore as a free agent joining the Colts. In fact, Johnson says it was Gore who convinced him to move to Indianapolis.
“After I got released by the Texans, Frank called me,” Johnson said, according to ProFootballTalk. “He called me right after it happened and was just like, ‘What are you gonna do?’ I’m like, ‘Frank, I don’t know. I just got released. I don’t know."
Super Bowl Chances
Johnson went on to add that both he and the running back Gore agreed that Indy was the place to come if they wanted to challenge for a Super Bowl.
"I asked, him ‘Who do you think has the best chance to win a Super Bowl?’ And he was like, ‘Indy.’ And I was like, ‘That’s my same choice too so let’s do it, let’s go for it.’ And they were able to get both of us here.”
Johnson caught only 85 passes for 936 yards in 2015, a big drop off from the previous two seasons where he had caught more than 100 passes, for 1,407 and 1,598 yards respectively.
Johnson had been the longest-tenured player for the Texans, having been drafted third overall in 2003, the expansion franchise's second draft. In his time with the Texans, he caught 1,012 passes for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns.
So far the Colts have signed Johnson, Gore, Trent Cole, Todd Herremans and Kendall Langford, with Darius Butler and various others re-signing.