Titans general manager Jon Robinson released a statement regarding Andre Johnson's retirement:
"Going back to his days at the University of Miami, Andre was one of the most impressive wide receivers I've scouted. He had a professional approach to the game both on and off the field and in my opinion is one of the best to have played the great game. I enjoyed getting to know and work with him in his time with our team. He certainly contributed to this team -- making the game-winning catch at Detroit and his daily interaction with the young wide receivers. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward in whatever endeavors he chooses."
Johnson, who entered the NFL out of the University of Miami as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 draft, spent the first 12 years of his career with the Houston Texans before playing with the Indianapolis Colts last season and the Titans this year. In 14 seasons, he racked up 1,062 catches for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns. Those figures rank ninth, 10th, and 33rd in NFL history. From a fantasy perspective, this news solidifies the snaps for Rishard Matthews (who played 87% of the snaps in Week 8), Tajae Sharpe (55%) and Kendall Wright (39%). The Titans are using multiple-TE sets extensively, but it certainly helped that they had the lead for the whole game against the Jaguars. Moving forward, Matthews seems to be the receiver to own in Tennessee, with Wright continuing to be highly productive in a limited role.