It’s that time of year, folks. The time of year when your star wide receiver, due a massive contract extension, starts to spook everyone by unfollowing the team on social media and changing his profile picture.
But it’s alright. Never fret. While Deebo Samuel’s contract status is up in the air, the 49ers have made a move that is sure to ease fans’ stress.
They’ve signed rotational receiver Marcus Johnson, most recently of the Tennessee Titans. He caught 9 passes for 160 yards last season. Feel better?
Johnson, who went undrafted before signing with the Eagles, spent three years with the Colts, posting a career-high of 17 catches, 277 yards and 2 TDs in 2019. He also returned nine kicks for the Titans last season, averaging 19.9 yards per return.
The Texas product tested extremely well in terms of explosiveness coming out of college, with a 97th percentile broad jump and 4.39-second 40-yard dash, but struggled with short-area quickness. He is clearly a back end of the roster type player who you’d hope could compete in a similar way to Trent Sherfield last season.