Most Likely David Johnson Trade Destinations

Jason Schandl
Most likely trade destinations for Houston Texans RB David Johnson.
Most likely trade destinations for Houston Texans RB David Johnson. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

David Johnson hasn't been with the Houston Texans for long, but his future with the team is already uncertain. There was plenty of criticism around the trade that Bill O'Brien made to bring DJ to Houston, and with O'Brien gone, the organization may try to make up for that move.

If the 28-year-old RB is really on the move, here are his most likely trade destinations.

3. Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have finally embraced a pass-heavy identity, and it's made their offense one of the most dangerous in the NFL. Their running backs don't quite fit that identity, however. Chris Carson has stepped up with career-high receiving volume, but he hasn't been overly effective, averaging 6.1 yards per target. Johnson has averaged a career 7.1 yards per target despite never playing with a QB as good as Russell Wilson, and he could add a new dimension to this passing attack just in time for a Super Bowl run.

2. Chicago Bears

Losing Tarik Cohen has been a big blow to the Chicago Bears. David Montgomery was technically the starter ahead of Cohen anyway, but the two essentially play different positions. Cohen works primarily as a receiver out of the backfield, also often lining up as a slot receiver. That's exactly the kind of role that Johnson plays best, and bringing him in as a Cohen replacement would give the 5-1 Bears a nice boost.

1. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins clearly want firepower at the running back position. They signed free agent Jordan Howard and also traded for Matt Breida in the offseason. Neither has really worked out, however, leaving Myles Gaskin as the team's lead back. Johnson would be a huge upgrade over Gaskin, giving Tua Tagovailoa a reliable receiving threat out of the backfield as he works to get comfortable at the NFL level.

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