Finally on this NFL Draft weekend, it appears that we have some news concerning some former Kentucky Wildcats of the football variety. Adan Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Stevie Johnson is getting loose and this time to the San Francisco 49ers.
Filed to ESPN: 49ers trading a conditoonal 2015 4th-round pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson, per sources. Pick can become a 3rd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2014
It appears that the trading of Johnson is no big shock with the Bills trading up to get WR Sammy Watkins last night.
“If the Bills do end up with a receiver in the first round of the draft, Buffalo will then likely look to immediately see what they can get for wide receiver Stevie Johnson in terms of draft picks, according to sources,” Buscaglia wrote. “With his increasing cap number, it isn’t likely that Johnson stays on with the Bills past this season, meaning the drafting of a receiver would likely fast forward the clock on his potential departure from the team.”
Johnson has just completed his seventh season with the Bills. In his career he has 543 catches for 3832 yards and 28 touchdowns. His best season was in 2010 when he had 82 catches for 1073 yards and 10 TD’s, but he turned in very consistent years in 2011 and 2012 as well.
It will be exciting to see what Johnson can do on a Super Bowl level team next year.