According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to trade David Johnson to the Houston Texans
That didn’t take long. Just after the tampering period for free agency was underway, the Arizona Cardinals made news with a trade.
A report on Twitter from ESPN’s Adam Schefter has stated the Cardinals are trading running back David Johnson to the Houston Texans. This comes just weeks after the Cardinals had said they were behind their back.
Johnson was given a nice contract extension back in September of 2018 but has not produced much since. His versatility was a key factor.
However since his MVP-caliber 2016 season, it has been all downhill for him. He broke his wrist in week one of the 2017 season, ending his season abruptly.
He came back in 2018 and rand for 940-yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground along with 50 receptions and 3 touchdowns through the air. In 2019 though, he ran for just 345-yards and 2 touchdowns. He was on the receiving end of 4 touchdowns from quarterback Kyler Murray.
He fumbled on a crucial drive against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in early November last season and that seemed to seal his fate. It was the Kenyan Drake show from that point out.
Whether Johnson was a good fit for Kliff Kingsbury‘s offensive system or not is a question we’ll always ask ourselves. It seemed to be he just fell out of favor more than anything else.
Hopefully Johnson becomes a great addition to the Texans offense. He seems like he would be a good fit there with what they are trying to accomplish. They’d had trouble keeping running backs healthy as well.
With the news on the Cardinals and Kenyan Drake on Monday, it would seem they will try to keep him. They also have Chase Edmonds in the fold.
This could also open the door to drafting a running back. Speaking of, the NFL announced on Monday the draft will still take place April 23-25 but it will no longer be held in Las Vegas.