INDIANAPOLIS – In a wide receiver room filled with talented pass catchers 25 years and under, a veteran addition was an ideal need this offseason.
How does a future Hall of Fame receiver, one with the added bonus of coming from the AFC South's top contender, fill that need?
Former Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson continued the University of Miami pipeline to the Colts on Wednesday afternoon.
Colts fans know all too well the type of player they will now be cheering for in Johnson.
The 33-year old wide receiver is the most decorated player in Houston Texans history and his career hasn't dropped off since reaching the age of 30.
In the last three seasons, Johnson has missed just one game (a Week 15 matchup with the Colts last year, due to a concussion). Johnson has averaged 102 catches for 1,313 yards in that time frame.
What Johnson will find in Indianapolis is a much more stable quarterback situation. Johnson has put up those numbers the last three seasons while catching balls from six different quarterbacks.
He will also see plenty of familiar faces in Indianapolis.
Chuck Pagano helped recruit Johnson to Miami in the late 1990s. Colts Associate Head Coach Rob Chudzinski was Johnson's offensive coordinator at the U.
Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowler (2004, 2005, 2008-2010, 2012-2013) comes to Indianapolis with NFL records in 10-catch games for more than 100 yards receiving (21).
At 6-3 and 220 pounds, Johnson will provide Andrew Luck a nice catch radius to complement the speed of T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.