The Facts: The Cardinals and Texans are agreeing to a trade that will send Johnson to Houston, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Diehards Line: After an ESPN piece in February offering predictions for the offseason suggested the Cardinals would cut Johnson, it was refuted by the notion doing so would be a financial mess for the team. Indeed, Johnson was guaranteed a salary $10.2 million for the 2020 season and cutting him woul have resulted in a bigger cap hit than keeping him on hand. Trading him does not, however; although it could call for the Cardinals to eat some salary. All that said, Johnson is still in top physical shape and has shown glimpses of the player he was in 2016, especially as a receiver, and a new setting might be what Johnson needs to get back to his old, dominating ways. ... We'll watch for more details on this one, but fantasy interest in Johnson will rise with the move.