As the San Francisco 49ers (4-3) continue to get the most out of their personnel, it has been the play of newly acquired WR Stevie Johnson who continues to get better each week. A player that was acquired via trade on draft day, Johnson has quickly become one of QB Colin Kaepernick’s favorite targets the past few games.
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In his last three games, Johnson has racked up 11 receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns. And while those stats aren’t gaudy, the fact that Kaepernick has targeted Johnson 13 times in his last two games should be worth noting. A player that is coming into his own, Johnson understands his role despite being a backup. “Not frustrated at all, only sense of frustration is being a competitor you know, wanting to do more. But it ain’t like there’s a bunch of pansies in front of me,” Johnson said.
Johnson who continues to shine with the limited amount of snaps he is given, will be looking to score a touchdown for the fourth time in his last five games. Through seven games, Johnson has 25 catches for 315 yards and three touchdowns.