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He is the first Lion since Roy Williams’ alternate position selection to be in the Pro Bowl. Sadly, that is not the only similarity between the two. Williams, who now plays for the Dallas Cowboys, was quoted to being ecstatic that he could get back to Dallas, back home. He was an immediate impact for the Lions’ offense. But as quick as he took off, his career in Detroit sputtered and died. He was only in the city for 4 years when he just got tired of losing.
Johnson is also the best player in the wide receiver position the Lions’ have to offer, by far. He has not had the enjoyment of experiencing any postseason games alongside his Detroit comrades or any winning seasons for that matter. And just like with Williams, the #1 and #2 spots in the WR position is turning out fine. But the #3 and #4 is almost counterproductive. Johnson can just as easily gauge his productivity elsewhere and head out.