It was reported earlier this week that the Buffalo Bills trade contract offers this past week the agent for wide receiver Stevie Johnson. It doesn’t matter how many times they swap contract offers the fact of the matter is the Bills net to get it done.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix and Johnson swapped contract offers early last season. However the two never got close, so Johnson shelved talks until after the season was over.
Johnson contract talks got interesting after getting flagged a couple of times for excessive celebration. Many people point to those two incidents as the reason lost to the New England Patriots and New York Jets, but that is far from the truth. The only thing it did was prove Johnson’s importance to the offense.
The Bills were leading the Patriots 21-0 when Johnson got benched for an excessive celebration penalty. From there the offense couldn’t do anything and the Patriots went on to beat the Bills 49-21.
Johnson also is the first wide receiver in Bills history to have back to back 1,000 yard seasons. Thus again proving how important he is.
In the end, no matter how you feel about his endzone celebrations losing Johnson would be a huge blow for the Bills development.