Andre Johnson trade to Dolphins makes the most sense

Bob Levey

Reports indicate four teams could be looking to trade for Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. Could the Miami Dolphins be the early leaders?

Earlier today, reports indicated that four teams from around the NFL could attempting to trade for Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.  The six-time Pro Bowl receiver has been skipping offseason activities with the Texans and, despite a brief thaw in the relationship, has now told the team he does not want to continue to play for them.  Could a trade be in future?

When that report surfaced, we took a look at the possibility of the Miami Dolphins being one of those four teams.  Frankly, I do not see it happening. 

Battle Red Blog, SB Nation's Texans site, however, sees it differently.  They actually see the Dolphins as the team that could make the most sense in a Johnson trade:

Ryan Tannehill gets a lot less credit than he deserves for his performance in 2013. While he did not play quite at a Pro Bowl level, Tannehill flashed some of his salivating potential on the very few snaps in which his offensive line did not immediately collapse. 2014 is a new year, however, and Tannehill finally has a competent left tackle to work with in Branden Albert. Mike Wallace is a nice deep threat, Brian Hartline is a nifty possession receiver, and Charles Clay is an emerging receiving tight end, but Miami still lacks a true number one receiver. Johnson, a former Hurricane, can return home to Florida and give new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor a supremely deadly complement of weapons for his young signal caller. Oh, and did I mention that the Dolphins have 15 million in cap space? If Johnson were to be traded at all, this move probably makes the most sense.

Of course, this is all pure speculation at this point, as no teams are officially known to be in the chase for Johnson.  Battle Red Blog also lists the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and Philadelphia Eagles as potential landing spots for Johnson. Check out the entire list, and the reasons why for those other four franchises, here.

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