I haven't commented much in recent months, but I've been reading regularly and, like most of you, I want Stevie Johnson re-signed.
Here's my thinking from both camps:
Why Stevie DESERVES #1 cash:
We know he's a difficult matchup in man coverage but considering Gailey's quick-hit passing attack they probably want as many "shifty off-the-line" guys they can get. No wonder they don't mind Spiller at wideout. They envision guys who are open at the line of scrimmage. Gailey understands how much this description fits Stevie Johnson. He's basically grown into a prototype of sorts for Gailey.
Why he's worth most in Buffalo:
Really, I could copy/paste the other paragraph here. His skillset, while impressive in terms of his unique ability, is almost perfectly suited to play in Gailey's offense. He's not going to be a vertical threat. He's doesn't have particularly good hands. He doesn't make many contested catches. He is separated from the ball by very little contact.
SIGN STEVIE JOHNSON AT #1 CASH. Send a message to your fans and employees: Develop here and we'll pay you. We'll KEEP YOU. You'll WIN HERE.
Don't overpay, but don't over-THINK either.