The San Francisco 49ers were looking to add depth at wide receiver, and they did so during the 2014 NFL Draft by swinging a trade with the Buffalo Bills for Stevie Johnson, who became expendable when the team moved up in the first round to select Clemson’s Sammy Watkins.
In San Francisco, Johnson joins Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis, Quinton Patton, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington as receiving options, and Johnson believes that gives quarterback Colin Kaepernick a full stable of No. 1 wide receivers to get the ball to.
“Right now, we’re all ones,” Johnson said, via the team’s official website. “The defense has gotta pick their poison, whether they’re going to double-team Anquan, whether they’re going to double-team Crab, Vernon, me, Q.P. is coming in – you gotta pick your poison. We gotta handle our business.”
Johnson is used to being the man in Buffalo, so he will have to deal with Crabtree, Boldin and Davis likely taking a bulk of the targets, but he seems to have the right attitude and approach entering the year and the success San Francisco is expected to have will be something Johnson will be happy to have since he never experienced that with the Bills.