Stevie Johnson is now a San Diego Charger, and according to quarterback Phillip Rivers, he’s fitting in just fine at camp.
“Stevie is off to a heck of a start,” Rivers told reporters yesterday. “If there is one guy I would say I am most excited about I would probably single him out. The plays he’s made and we’ve already had a handful of trust-building plays and confidence-building plays between the two of us. It gets me excited that he can become a huge part of our success this year.”
Stevie signed a three-year deal with the Chargers in March, and will take over the slot position from Eddie Royal, who is now with the Bears. After a rough year with San Francisco, he’s ready to rebound, and told reporters he already considers Rivers a brother:
“Phil is great, man,” Johnson said. “We’ve linked together as brothers. We’re on a good path right now.”
Hopefully that chemistry will carry over into this season. Until then, it might be smart to pick up Stevie in your Fantasy Football Draft.