The fifth-year option will cost the Texans $9,069,000 for the 2019 season. It’s worth mentioning that the fifth-year option is only guaranteed for injury and won’t prevent the two parties from working on a long-term extension in the next year or so.
Johnson, 25, is a former first-round pick out of Wake Forest by the Texans in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $10.04 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,805,373 for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Johnson appeared in 12 games for the Texans and recorded 45 total tackles, no interceptions, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus rated him as the last overall cornerback out of 121 players.