Oh, the roller coaster that is Steve “Stevie” Johnson.
Fortunately for the Bills and anyone who has drafted him over the past two seasons, Johnson’s play has been far more impressive than his nickname suggests. After breaking onto the Buffalo scene in his third year—you don’t hear that much—with an ’10 line of 82/1073/10, the wideout once again topped the 1,000-yard mark last year with a slightly reduced TD total (seven).
Despite his penchant for head-scratching tweets that blame God for his drops, Johnson is expected to be a top-25 WR again this season, as Ryan Fitzpatrick and Co. run a surprisingly potent passing attack.
Interestingly, Johnson played much of the 2011 season with a nagging groin injury, though it didn’t cost him any game time. In the offseason, the wideout opted for surgery and felt right as rain throughout training camp and most of the preseason.
Whether it was a result of Johnson’s aforementioned Twitter blasphemy, or just bad luck, the WR was limited in Friday’s practice after sitting out Thursday with a similar groin injury.
The Bills’ Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets means Johnson will have
Tim Tebow Darrelle Revis covering him.
Even if he weren’t injured, seeing the three-time All Pro corner across the line isn’t exactly a fantasy term of endearment.