Don't even think about the Falcons trading for Andre Johnson

Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Fact: Freddie Falcon once kicked Andre Johnson's butt in a thumb war

Don't even think about it. I'm talking to you. The guy rocking whitey tighties in his mother's basement with the lights turned low. I can literally see you, envisioning some scenario where the Falcons give up future draft picks and their remaining cap space just to nab Andre Johnson. Yuck.

Seriously though, will we ever learn? The Falcons could certainly use a reliable third option in the passing game. But so could every NFL team. Smart NFL teams, wanting to build a balanced roster, make sacrifices. And the reality is that Johnson isn't a must-have.

In case you haven't heard, Johnson doesn't want to be a Texan anymore. He's unhappy they drafted Jadeveon Clowney with their rebuilding process.

At this point in his career, Johnson at least wants to be the second option. Averaging almost 173 targets over the past 2 years, you have to wonder where his opportunities would come from. Beyond his desire to contribute, you have to wonder what the Falcons would give up for the 33-year-old WR.

Johnson basically has one foot out the door. Even so, the Texans expect fair compensation. They will end up with $12 million in dead money if he's not a Texan this year. I wouldn't be surprised if they want a 2nd rounder. Couple that with Johnson's more than $10 million in base salary in each of the next 3 years, and the Falcons appear to be a complete non-option.

So again: don't even think about it. This post will self-destruct in 30 seconds.

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