Bill Sign Stevie Johnson to 5 Year Contract

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.  
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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. 

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9 comments
biniszkiewicz
biniszkiewicz

Fitz cracking his ribs against Washington in Toronto had a bigger impact on the season. Stevie's antics cost us a game. Maybe two. Not the season. I'm glad he was benched even if it cost us the New England game.

So long as we weren't playoff bound anyway, no harm no foul in the big scheme. Sends him the message to respect the team and the coach. Gets us a higher draft pick this year in every round. Maybe we can put some kind of pass rush together to sustain a good season start longer.

Liberty10
Liberty10

Not a Bills fan, but Stevie is decent. Too bad his ego last year cost the Bills a lot of momentum and possibly the season.

YesSir
YesSir

I can't help but to think how much more effectively this money could be utilized say for educational purposes or to redistribute towards more impoverished areas in our region. there should be a law against. I urge everyone to contact their local representative and criminalize professional sports.

suburban_hillbilly
suburban_hillbilly

Good for Stevie, the Bills, and the fans. He's a good player and seems like a pretty good dude. I hope he has enough respect for the team and fans to spare us the antics/penalty yards going forward. Now we need a solid #2 to get some D attention away from Stevie.

skidale73
skidale73

Great news! Lets just hope he can hold on to the ball!

brownteeth
brownteeth

Just saw it of facebook, pretty terrible, in a good way though!

NorPark
NorPark

Sweet, Cant wait to see Fitz's new mohawk/mullet/beard combo

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