Poll: Fred Jackson Or Stevie Johnson First?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills warms up during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

I talk to a lot of people about the Buffalo Bills. Lately, much of the rhetoric has centered around the pending free agent status of wide receiver Stevie Johnson. That's not surprising. What is surprising: the number of times that, in hashing out that very topic, I hear some version of the following argument: "Fred Jackson should get a deal first."

Back during the regular season, after the team's Week 2 win over Oakland, we asked you this very question in a poll that also included Ryan Fitzpatrick. The vote yielded a remarkably even split between the three players, and especially between Johnson and Jackson, as the receiver picked up just 45 more votes than the runner.

That, however, was during the season - when contracts are more frequently handed out to players locked up beyond the looming free agent period. Now, free agency is just weeks away, Johnson isn't under contract, Jackson is, and I'm a bit baffled that people are still arguing that Jackson should get a deal before Johnson.

Hence this poll. Am I just talking with the vocal minority, or is this a legitimately wide-spread belief within the fan base? (And no, in the end, this doesn't really matter; this is more to satiate my curiosity.)

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