“I wasn’t surprised about it,” Johnson said. “You always see flashes from players in practice, preseason and different situations throughout the season. What he did during the preseason and the things you see from him in practice, the guy, he creates plays at times when things aren’t there. Like I said before, there’s just something about him. He did a great job.”
Johnson remembered one particular play in Sunday’s game. After scrambling around in the backfield, Keenum was able to find Johnson for a 42-yard completion in the third quarter, Johnson’s longest catch of the season.
The eleven-year veteran receiver also caught the Keenum’s first ever NFL pass attempt, a 10-yard completion, for a first down. Keenum connected with six different receivers, including Johnson who finished with four receptions for 89 yards.
“He went into a hostile environment and played well,” Johnson said. “I’m pretty sure a lot of people were thinking he wouldn’t come out and perform the way he performed. I think he handled himself like a pro. I think he did a great job.”