Allen Kim

Texans’ Andre Johnson Would Trade No. 1 Pick

Created on Feb. 13, 2014 6:00 PM EST

If Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson had his way, the team would trade their No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft.

"I have thought about different scenarios," Johnson told KTRK-TV in Houston. "Me personally, if I had it, I would probably trade it, but that's just my opinion."

The Texans are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, and Johnson of all people would benefit greatly from the team landing one with their top pick in April. Matt Schaub was a disaster last season, and Case Keenum struggled with consistency. Neither appear to be the long-term presence that they need under center, and it just so happens that this draft is loaded with talent.

"That doesn't make it right,” Johnson added. “Doesn't mean they should listen to me, because I am not the GM. I have never had to sit in the draft room like that."

Houston is missing everything but a signal-caller to get back into playoff contention, and they would be wise to keep their pick and take one of the highly-rated quarterback prospects projected to go in the first round. Whether they decide to take Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles with their first-round pick, they can’t afford to mess this one up. Manziel has been linked to the Texans on a number of occasions, and the controversial quarterback could continue his career in Texas.

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