“Like the Pressure” – David Johnson Eager to Prove Himself After DeAndre Hopkins’ Trade

August 10, 2020 7:13 pm

Veteran NFL wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was offloaded by Houston Texans earlier this year. Arizona Cardinals traded David Johnson along with a second-round pick and fourth-round pick in 2021 to the Texans in exchange for Hopkins and a fourth-round pick.

This deal is being touted as one of the worst of all time, as far as the Houston Texans are concerned.

Hopkins was quintessential for the Texans last season. He connected well with young quarterback Deshaun Watson. 28-year-old Hopkins had 1,000+ receiving yards and completed seven TDs in 2019.

He will link-up with another young talent in Arizona, the Heisman Trophy winner, Kyler Murray.

Meanwhile, Johnson is eager to silence his critics after moving to Houston ahead of the 2020 season. Here’s what the former Northern Iowa college graduate had to say regarding his short-term goals with the Texans.

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David Johnson eager to silence his doubters wrong after DeAndre Hopkins trade move

While speaking to a reporter from Houston, Johnson spoke about his aspirations heading into a crucial 2020 season. He also spoke highly of his teammate, Duke Johnson.

“I like the pressure. It makes me want to compete more. We (David and Duke Johnson) are going to be a lethal threat, not just running, but catching the football.

“We’re going to be able to expose the defense and really help out this offense and Texans organization. Get the first downs, the touchdowns,” Johnson said.

Johnson had started in 47 games for the Cardinals before moving to Houston earlier this year. Since joining the NFL in 2015, Johnson has rushed for 3,000+ yards, which is a decent return for a running back.

He also made the Pro Bowl once, back in 2016. It will be interesting to see if the now 28-year-old rusher can bolster the Texans’ claim to the playoffs this season.

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SOURCE- CBS Sports, Aaron Wilson Twitter

Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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