Many people doubted it would happen. But the Bills proved the doubters wrong (this time).
Today, the Bills announced they have signed Stevie Johnson to a 5 year contract, keeping the controversial wide out in a Bills uniform through 2017. Reportedly, Johnson will earn $7.25M per year in his new deal; not bad for a 7th round draft pick.
Johnson, of course, is the Bills most prolific receiver with 170 receptions for 2,077 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past 2 years. Losing Johnson would have created yet another hole on the roster. Now, with #13 re-signed, the Bills can use the draft to focus on other roster deficiencies.
The Bills have called a 10am press conference to announce Johnson’s new contract.
It seems that Stevie and Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick have been keeping in touch about the contract negotiations. Johnson tweeted a screen shot of some texting banter back-and-forth between himself and Fitz last Friday.
Obviously, Ryan Fitzpatrick is happy to have his primary weapon back.
Now, can Stevie manage to control his touchdown celebrations so he doesn’t draw 15 yard flags? Time will tell.