It is not often that a guy breaks out after six years in the league. But that is exactly what I’m expecting Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson to do this season.
Johnson has mostly been a backup with both the Saints and the Vikings, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting together some pretty productive years in the league. In 2014, while starting only two out of 16 games, Johnson was still able to notch six and a half sacks. In 2015, with eight more starts in another 16 games, he was able to get to five sacks. Last season he only had two sacks, but he also missed two regular season games and didn’t have any starts.
The team rolled the dice by picking up another electrifying playmaker with major durability concerns. Allen is a dynamic home run threat downfield, but a kidney injury and a torn ACL limited him to only nine games over the past two seasons. These injury woes have been endemic to the franchise in recent years.
Williams’ health problems aren’t just limited to his emerging back problems. His junior season at Clemson was cut short by a broken neck that could have ended his football career. Instead, he came back with a 1,361-yard, 11-touchdown campaign that ended with the Tigers’ first national championship in nearly four decades.
The Chargers will hope that resilience is a character trait that defines his NFL career. The franchise invested heavily in creating one of the Cheap Kids Baseball Jerseys league’s most dynamic and fun offenses for its debut Cheap La Kings Jerseys season in Los Angeles. Getting Williams back would be a significant boon to those plans.