According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers have traded for for Bills’ wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who is 27 years old. The trade features a 4th-round pick for the Bills in return for Johnson, and the pick is conditional.
Filed to ESPN: 49ers trading a conditional 2015 4th-round pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson, per sources. Pick can become a 3rd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2014
This is yet another way the Niners have bolstered their offensive weapons alongside Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, and Anquan Boldin. Early in the off-season, they signed Brandon Lloyd, who may have some gas left in the tank. Although Lloyd is 32 years old, he was a pro-bowl selection in 2010, but has had solid years since then.
Stevie Johnson, on the other hand, was able to do some damage in 2010, 2011, and 2012, but not as much as Lloyd. Still, he had over 1,000 receiving yards in those three consecutive years, proving that the will come in handy as the Niners continue their quest to space their offense apart and force coaches to make difficult decisions when figuring out who to put on who.
Here are Johnson’s statistics (per wikipedia)
|No playoff appearances|
See that glaring gap in the end of the chart? NO POSTSEASON APPEARANCES. As one of the emerging teams in the NFL, who has some very talented and young players and is ready to build for the future, the Niners have a real shot here to do some serious damage. With the additions of Johnson and Lloyd to the already solid receiving line, the Niners are going to see some offensive fireworks. Well, that is if Colin Kaepernick improves his passing abilities.
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