Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson isn't one to hide his true feelings. He didn't do it in the highs or lows of the 2010 season, and now that we're in the off-season, he hasn't started.
Johnson spoke by phone with ESPN AFC East blogger Tim Graham on Monday, and had some very interesting points to make about the 2011 NFL Draft and the possibility of selecting a quarterback to replace starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
"I'm with Fitz 100 percent," Johnson told Graham by from his home in California.
Johnson had 82 receptions for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns a year ago, lighting up the scoreboard once Fitzpatrick took over for Trent Edwards.
"After seeing what he did and playing with him last season, it comes down to loyalty with me and loyalty to the team," Johnson told Graham. "I mean, why wouldn't you stick with the guy who pretty much got the ball rolling.
"If we were to take Cam Newton, I wouldn't say it was a negative or be worried with Fitz. If they was to get Cam Newton, I think that could be good, I guess, for the future or if something were to happen to Fitz.
"But I'm rolling with Fitz either way it goes."
Johnson knows the way the NFL works, though, and knows that if you don't produce, you get replaced. Nowhere was that more evident in his concluding comment to Graham.
"We can go receiver," Johnson said. "We can go QB. We can go line. We can go anywhere in this draft. We were 4-12."