Stevie Johnson signs with San Diego Chargers
By Ernie Padaon
Stevie Johnson has decided to sign with the San Diego Chargers
Stevie Johnson wanted to choose between the New England Patriots and the San Diego Chargers for his team in 2015 and he has decided to sign with the Chargers. With San Diego, he will get more playing time and will get to work with Philip Rivers as his quarterback. The Chargers were in desperate need of a receiver to add onto the roster with Eddie Royal leaving town to join the Chicago Bears.
Per @RapSheet, Stevie Johnson is signing with the San Diego Chargers. Will replace Eddie Royal, who signed with the Bears.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) March 17, 2015
With the San Diego Chargers, Johnson will be able to start with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd. He could work out of the slot and could also see some time on the outside. The team could also move Allen into the slot from time to time. Both players would be good options out there on offense.
While with Buffalo, Johnson had 3 straight seasons in which he had over 1,000+ yards. That is better than any season that Eddie Royal had in San Diego. Johnson will still have to gain chemistry with Philip Rivers and the rest of the team, but he should be a solid pickup for the offense. He should be able to be an impact player for the team and be a playmaker on 3rd down.
That fills the hole that was left with Eddie Royal departing to join Jay Cutler. He has shown that he can be relied on as a receiver while he was in Buffalo. His 3 straight seasons of over 1000 yards is more 1000+ yards seasons than anyone else on the roster. Malcom Floyd has never surpassed 1,000+ yards in his career. Keenan Allen did it in his rookie season, but didn’t pull it off in his sophomore season.
Johnson should be a playmaker on offense. He should do well as soon as he picks up the offense.
I'm told in the end, it was a tough decision for Johnson but it was about his family. #Chargers
— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 17, 2015
Word from ESPN is that it is to a 3-year deal:
Former 49ers and Bills WR Stevie Johnson has agreed to a 3-year deal with the Chargers (via ESPN & multiple reports) pic.twitter.com/KGKGf8YfjC
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 17, 2015
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