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Former 49er Eric Johnson Is the New Mr. Jessica Simpson

Former 49ers tight end Eric Johnson may have gone to Yale, but it didn’t take an Ivy League education to know that marrying Jessica Simpson was a good idea. As SI Hot Clicks pointed out, the couple got engaged over the weekend. The two met through friends and began dating in May, so you can tell they’ve moved quickly.

Johnson played four seasons with the Niners and one with the Saints, his final NFL stop in 2007. He amassed 240 catches for 2,178 yards and nine touchdowns in his career. Between his relationship with Simpson and Chargers long snapper David Binn’s relationship with Pamela Anderson, we’ve learned you don’t necessarily have to be a star to land a lovely lady.

Whether or not the engagement to Johnson is a response to ex-husband Nick Lachey’s engagement to Vanessa Minnillo the same week is not a concern for us. Neither is the size of the enormous engagement ring that sent the internet in a tizzy. What matters is that Simpson has officially moved on from Tony Romo and that Eric Johnson now joins the illustrious group of athlete-celebrity couples. Congrats to the couple. You give em longer than 24 months?

ERIC JOHNSON-JESSICA SIMPSON PICTURES


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