Johnson on Johnson: Megatron’s the best

Andre Johnson is something of an anomaly in the divatastic world of NFL wide receivers.

No wideout has matched the Texans star’s production since he entered the league in 2003, and yet he has never starred on a reality dating show, never shot himself in the leg, never even paid a league fine with “straight cash, homey.”

The latest example of Johnson’s down-to-earth demeanor came in an interview Thursday on WAXY-AM, in which he wouldn’t call himself the game’s best wideout.

“No. I’m not the best (laughs),” he said. ” … There’s a lot of great guys out there, man. I’m a fan of the game. You look at … I’m a big fan of Calvin. Calvin Johnson. Right now, I would probably say he is the best.”

Megatron is a massive talent, no doubt, but the best? We’re guessing former NFL wideout Cris Carter still doesn’t believe so.

What do the numbers tell us? In Calvin Johnson’s first four seasons, he tallied 270 catches for 4,191 yards and 33 touchdowns. In the same time span, Andre Johnson had 311 receptions for 3,953 yards and 17 TDs.

Of course, numerous factors determine statistics, and a healthy season from Matthew Stafford might hold the key to truly unlocking Megatron’s potential.

You hear that, Matthew Stafford‘s shoulder? Get your act together so we can sort this thing out.

— Dan Hanzus

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