Last season, Stevie Johnson played poorly. But he had injuries. The three seasons before last — 2010, 2011 and 2012 — he was productive. He caught 237 passes for 3,123 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Is Johnson a good receiver, or just another receiver who put up numbers on a bad team?
Consider that from 2010 to 2012, Bills’ starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 20 interceptions trying to get the ball to Johnson. Fitzpatrick’s interception percentage was 5.1 when he targeted Johnson, and just 2.5 when he targeted other players.
During Johnson’s three productive seasons, Fitzpatrick’s passer rating was 79.9 when he targeted Johnson, and 84.0 when he targeted other players.
What do you make of that?