Buffalo Bills star wide receiver Stevie Johnson is determined to bounce back in 2014 after a disappointing, injury-plagued 2013 season, and he certainly has the right mind-set going into next season. Johnson is a talented wide receiver in this league who fits as the Bills No. 1 wideout, and he’ll have a better supporting cast next season with Mike Williams on the roster, Robert Woods gaining more experience, and a potential top pass-catcher in this year’s draft.
However, he could also find himself on a new team this upcoming season due to his salary and the potential for the Bills to land an impact wideout in this year’s draft. The NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that Johnson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon could be traded during the draft if things “break a certain way”, and a trade involving Johnson would be huge for both the Bills and the team that acquires him. Even though he struggled a bit last year due to injuries, Johnson has a good all-around game, and he’s shown that he can create some mis-matches in the slot in addition to moving the chains and doing a variety of things as a receiver on the outside.
Glennon has a significantly higher chance of being traded this year, and he’s guaranteed to be shipped off for a pick if the Buccaneers draft a quarterback like Johnny Manziel (those rumors appear to be cooling off a bit,especially given the chances of the Bucs trading down) or Derek Carr. But Breer reports that the main motivation for the Bucs trading Glennon isn’t because they don’t like him, but rather because they are looking for a quarterback who fits new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford’s scheme better, as Tedford likes mobile QBs. Since Tedford worked him out early in the pre-draft process, I wonder if Carr is the darkhorse guy for the Buccaneers, as they could get him after trading down from No. 7.