Hear me out on this one. What looked like a once near certainty that Johnson would be the number two back, his performance against the Atlanta Falcons likely changed a few minds on that.
That’s not to say he still won’t make this team but you can’t put two balls on the ground in a short amount of time like he did against the Falcons, preseason or not. He is a veteran that knows better.
Now Johnson has likely put himself into a spot where he will play a little bit on Thursday night in Denver. Not sure if playing time will change things one way or the other there but he may need to do something to sway his doubters.
Some will argue there is no way Johnson will be cut. Based on his veteran status I can understand that viewpoint. It is all about what have you done for me lately though.
Johnson is not immune to being cut, especially if there are guys like Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington waiting behind him. The only trouble cutting a guy like Johnson is that you lose veteran leadership. You also lose a guy with a lot of experience.