Vikings WR Bisi Johnson should be demoted, says B/R

Jack White, Vikings Wire
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The Vikings suffered a frustrating loss, but in that defeat, a promising rookie stood out.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson, drafted in the first round this year, went for 175 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Minnesota wideout Bisi Johnson might be affected by that performance. Bleacher Report thinks that Johnson should be fully demoted, with Jefferson replacing him. Here’s what they said:

“As was the case with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, this has less to do with Minnesota Vikings wideout Olabisi Johnson and everything to do with rookie receiver Justin Jefferson.

Jefferson finally caught fire in Week 3, catching seven passes for 175 yards and a touchdown. He now has 12 catches for 245 yards and the score on the season. Johnson, who has played 46.8 percent of the offensive snaps compared to 67.8 percent for Jefferson, has just four catches on seven targets for 80 yards.”

The outlet doesn’t seem to be totally down on Jefferson, saying “Johnson can be a fine No. 3 receiver, but the Vikings should not be taking away [Jefferson’s] reps to get him on the field.”