The Buffalo Bills have plenty of issues after a 6-10 season in 2012, however the club has to be excited about the talent they have at the skill positions. With fellow superstar C.J Spiller in the backfield, I feel Stevie Johnson is one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL and is also a driving force in the Bills rebuilding process.
Johnson hit the scene hard in 2010 hauling in 10 touchdowns and 82 receptions in what remains his best season, but there is no reason he can’t return to that kind of productivity again in 2013.
At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds Johnson is a bit of a hybrid as he has the the size and quickness to go downfield, but he’s also very effective in the slot where new head coach Doug Marrone hopes to play him even more. Johnson has shown a great deal of durability playing in 16 games each of the last three seasons–this is rare in a league where wideouts are missing time left and right.
Under Marrone, the Bills offense must continue to use Johnson effectively as he is entering his sixth NFL season and has over 1,000 yards in three of them. Johnson had three 100 yard games in 2012, however two of them came in the last three weeks which shows he still has gas left in the tank at the end of a grueling NFL season.
While the Bills haven’t been relevant in the AFC East for quite some time they still have to head into 2013 with some excitement, as they have more talent at key positions than the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins.