09 May 2014
The 49ers needed another wide receiver so they weren't stuck with someone like Quinton Patton on the field all the time, and the Bills apparently feel that they have too many wide receivers now that they drafted Sammy Watkins, so Steve Johnson is off to the 49ers for a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick which could become a third.
Most similar WR to Steve Johnson 2011-2013 by Football Outsiders sim scores:
Vance Johnson 1988-1990
Reggie Langhorne 1988-1990
Muhsin Muhammad 1999-2001
Dwayne Bowe 2007-2009
Earnest Gray 1982-1984
Kevin Walter 2007-2009
Bert Emmanuel 1996-1998
O.J. McDuffie 1997-1999
Interestingly, Johnson's two-year comps were much better the following season than the three-year comps. To two-year comp to Johnson in 2012-2013 is Cris Carter 1991-1992, who doesn't come out as a three-year comp because he started just five games in 1990, his first year in Minnesota.
27 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:12pm by tuluse
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?