December 8, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver BC Johnson. Compulsory Credit: Harrison Burden – USA Today Sports.
It’s not Hoop Philly, Alexander Hollins or Daddy Westbrook. And Chad doesn’t even consider it.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has big plans – for bounceback variety – Wide receiver BC Johnson in 2021. Johnson missed all 2021 seasons with a torn ACL.
Johnson, 25, returned to the Vikings in 2022, the last year of his rookie contract. Drafting from the 7th round of the 2019 NFL Draft from Colorado State, he made a mediocre impact as a Rocky, snatching 294 yards and 31 receptions for three touchdowns. And he did it rather unexpectedly.
Cousins were asked about Johnson this week Star TribuneAnd he said, “I remember in 3 years he was going to take a big step and really attend. Then, unfortunately, one by one he broke his knee at the training camp here. I always had a high opinion of him, and I think 4 The year here I hope it will be a very productive year and give us a lot of depth. “
Johnson has not been offered a 53-man roster spot this season, though. He must earn. The team he last played for, the 2020 Vikings, is no longer the same on the wide receiver. Since Johnson’s last appearance on the football field, KJ Osborne has emerged as the team’s sure-fire WR3, Ihmir Smith-Marcet has emerged as a marginal WR3-WR4 candidate, and Jalen Naylor has been onboard from the latest draft this April.
Fortunately, new head coach Kevin O’Connell’s teams have a history of roster six WRs in a single season. Theoretically, if Johnson looks sharp this summer, the WR section of the depth chart could reasonably look like this:
- WR1: Justin Jefferson
- WR2: Adam Thilen
- WR3: KJ Osborne
- WR4: Ihmir Smith-Merced
- WR5: BC Johnson
- WR6: Jalen Naylor or Dan Chisena
Johnson and other Vikings pass-catchers should benefit from the emphasis on passing the ball. Minnesota fired Mike Zimmer in January, a notorious sponsor of run-first crime. Although O’Connell’s former team did not bowl the ball in the Rams, Top-3-in-the-league clip, they flew more pig skin than the Vikings in 2021.
This is a good indication for a receiver returning from injury, especially when the team last shows him. Running back As the focal point of the offensive.
Minnesota ranked 12th last year for passing the DVOA.
Johnson has played every game for the Vikings in his first two seasons.
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