Stevie Johnson was the clear No. 1 wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills over the past four seasons. After being the first option in Buffalo for so long, it’s fair to assume that Johnson will have to get used to a new role in San Francisco.
Despite joining a depth chart that includes Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Quinton Patton,Brandon Lloyd and tight end Vernon Davis, Johnson says he’s not worried about touches because the 49ers wide receivers are all No. 1 options.
“Right now, we’re all ones,” Johnson said, via the team’s website. “The defense has gotta pick their poison, whether they’re going to double-team Anquan, whether they’re going to double-team Crab, Vernon, me, Q.P. is coming in – you gotta pick your poison. We gotta handle our business.”
It’s an extremely talented group of skill position players. Unfortunately for Johnson, the 49ers are a run first team. It will be interesting to see how he responds to being the third or fourth option.