I never had Steve Johnson as a serious potential free agency target for the Vikings because I never believed the Vikings would be interested in taking on a known showboater and giant knucklehead. And I’m not sure Johnson is a real #1 receiver anyway. If you are going to endure the antics, the receiver perpetrating them better be able to produce over the long-haul. When it comes to production, Vincent Jackson and Dwayne Bowe seem like surer bets, even if both men come with their own baggage.
Maybe Johnson will produce…but if he does, he will do it in Buffalo. Adam Schefter says the receiver has signed a five-year/$36 million contract with $19.5 million guaranteed to remain with the Bills. That’s much less than a team will have to pay V-Jax, making Johnson look like a relative bargain. But he’s only a bargain if he lives up to his end. I’d still rather have Jackson even if he is much more expensive.