Andre Johnson had a lot of nice things to say about Ryan Fitzpatrick on Monday.
The quarterback returned the favor on Tuesday, explaining why Johnson is one of the greatest receivers in the NFL.
"He's a very easy guy to throw to, not just because he's a big target and he's got great hands and all the athletic stuff, but he's a very smart player," Fitzpatrick said.
Johnson didn't practice on Tuesday at training camp, after leaving Monday's practice early with an
injury he described as "nothing serious". But through three days of work, it's clear to Fitzpatrick how Johnson at receiver is a luxury.
"He's very quarterback friendly in terms of his body language, his knowledge of defense and running routes the way that we expect the receivers to run routes," Fitzpatrick said. "He's got all that and that's just not something you pick up overnight. It's his whole body of work from his whole career."
As a whole, Fitzpatrick is looking forward to the new offense the Texans will run with Johnson, running back Arian Foster and the rest of the receivers and tight ends.
"You got a lot of things to do and think about at the line but if you can get it down as a quarterback, the weapons that we have here with the mismatches we create and the exciting players that we have, it's gonna be a lot of fun to be a quarterback in this offense," Fitzpatrick said.
He and the Texans will practice on Wednesday morning, with a walkthrough in the afternoon. On Thursday they'll get the first day off of training camp.