For Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson, Losing $20 Million Was a Family Decision

June 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The saga of Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is one with a cautionary moral at the center of the tale: Don't mix business and family.
According to a Yahoo! Sports article , Johnson will lose an estimated $20 million over the life of his career because of the contract extension he signed with the Texans in 2007, a contract that now doesn't expire until after the 2014 season.
Johnson signed a six-year, $39 million deal as a rookie in 2003, but signed a six-year extension prior to the 2007 season, using his uncle as his representation.
Because Johnson signed an extension and was not a free agent last year, the article states Johnson really made an eight-year deal with the Texans worth about $60 million in 2007. It also states Johnson will earn $81.71 million over 12 years, about $20 million fewer dollars than he could have, if you go by the 2009 free agent wide receiver signings, the year Johnson would've been a free agent.
Johnson, so far, has been a stand-up guy an...

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