If Stevie Johnson intended to gain recognition by doing dumb things after scoring touchdowns, it worked. Johnson is known more for his antics than his play-making ability. If he stopped pulling his shirt up to reveal hidden messages after he scores or poking fun at serious situations, he would be one of the most sought-after receivers on the free agent market this offseason. According to Johnson, he’s calling it quits with the funny business.
“It could be a good thing or a bad thing,” Johnson said according to Eye on Football. “But no matter what: I’m done with (celebrations). When I was doing my first couple seasons, I was just trying to be a relevant guy, you know? I think people are beginning to know who (No.) 13 is.”
“I’m going to still play with the confidence and swagger I have but thinking about what I’m doing next, I’m done with it.”
Maybe someone should have told Stevie before he came into the league that scoring touchdowns is a good enough way to gain recognition and get paid. Teams are more interested in the touchdown, not the after party. In fact, those are the things that make a player less employable.
Johnson also said he hopes to remain with the Bills and would be open to the franchise tag, but is excited to see what the free agent market has to offer should the opportunity arise. If you were an NFL owner, would you believe him? Guys like Johnson just can’t seem to help themselves.Google+