49ers Roundtable: 5 Questions on the Upcoming Season

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3. What will be Stevie Johnson’s impact on the offense this season?

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Nikhil Ramgiri: Johnson had to do a lot more than what he was capable of in Buffalo. In San Fran, he’ll be able to play more within himself and will make a case for being the NFL’s best No. 3 wideout, despite recent reports of the lack of chemistry with Kaepernick.

Jason Fierros: Stevie Johnson will bring another solid option for Kaepernick and bolster a pass offense that was ranked just 22nd in the league last year.

Sam Churich: Hopefully, he can stretch the field and produce a number of chunk-yardage plays. He’s another weapon that defenses have to account for.

David Ochoa: The 49ers are stacked with receiving options, so Johnson will not get nearly as many looks as he did in Buffalo. Despite this, I believe he will be fourth in receiving yards on the team, with 3-4 touchdowns.

Marc Grandi: Stevie Johnson will minimally impact the 49ers. Just last week, it was uncertain whether or not Johnson would even make the team. He did, but with San Francisco’s depth, it’ll be difficult for Johnson to see consistent playing time. Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and maybe even Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington may get more playing time than him. Luckily, the 49ers didn’t give up too much to acquire him.

Maggie Pilloton: Stevie Johnson will certainly not produce at the same level as he did when he was the number one receiver for the Buffalo Bills, but he will be a solid third wide receiver. Along with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Brandon Lloyd, and Bruce Ellington, the 49ers’ pass offense will vastly improve.