Free agent WR Bryant Johnson has officially defected to the San Francisco 49ers for, at least, one year. As the #3 receiver behind the superstar tandem of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, Johnson wasn’t playing to his capability. In San Fran, he will have more opportunity to assert himself as a great receiver.
The 17th overall pick in the 2003 draft, Johnson has yet to live up to his hype, and believes that the 49ers new offensive coordinator Mike Martz will utilize him substantially, as Martz often uses several multiple-WR configurations. San Fran also hopes that Johnson’s addition will help their struggling offense…one that ranked dead last in 2007-8.
Johnson joins Arnaz Battle, Darrell Jackson, Ashley Lelie, Jason Hill, and possibly another WR they hope to secure in the draft.
(Sources: Mercury News, East Valley Tribune)