“I think he brings a little bit of both to the game, he can play physical, he mixes it up pretty well,” Johnson said. “He’s a big cornerback. I went against him twice last year. It was a good challenge."
Johnson said after one of their games last season, the two acknowledged their mutual respect for one another.
“You like going against guys like that,” Johnson said. “You get to see what his game is and it’s a challenge. You like to go against the best.”
Johnson is not deterred.
“Like I said, it’ll be a challenge, but, at the same time, you see teams go out and make plays on them if you go out and do what you’re supposed to do,” Johnson said. “That’s just the big thing, if we go out and do what we’re supposed to do, then we should be able to hit our plays.”
Johnson needs just eight receptions to reach 900 in his career. If he does so against New England, he would be the second-fastest player to reach the milestone, doing so in 150 games.