Taken from Peter King's MMQB - Tuesday:
Who is Steve Johnson?
He's having a better year than so many of the famous receivers -- Chad Ochocinco, Anquan Boldin, Miles Austin, Percy Harvin -- with 52 catches, 728 yards, nine touchdowns. His three-touchdown day lifted the Bills to a shocking come-from-way-behind win in Cincinnati Sunday. Yet we don't know him. At all.
"I'm not surprised you didn't know me,'' he said. "Why would you know me? Before this year, I never did anything. I was totally under the radar my first two years in the league.''
The unknown kid from the University of Kentucky (he was teammates with another unknown kid breaking through this year, tight end Jacob Tamme of the Colts) has become the go-to guy for Ryan Fitzpatrick as a bunch of new kids try to show coach Chan Gailey they should be part of the foundation he builds for 2011 and beyond. Johnson has some mustard to him too, as he showed Sunday with his Ochocinco-like mugging for the camera with a T-shirt poking fun at the Bengals' Robin-and-Batman pairing of Ochocinco and Terrell Owens. "Why So Serious?' the T-shirt said, and he'll get a nice fine from the league for the proverbial orchestrated celebration for showing it off after a touchdown. "Just trying to bring a little spark to the offense,'' he said.
My guess is Gailey will talk to him about providing sparks that don't bring penalties or fines. Johnson is clearly a part of the future in Buffalo, and at 6-foot-2 and 207 pounds, he's the kind of big and physical receiver any quarterback -- whether the Bills draft someone to compete with Fitzpatrick or let the Harvard grad take the job for 2011 -- would love to work with.
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