Johnson emerged as the NFL’s most dynamic all-around threat last season, rushing for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns, while adding 80 receptions for 879 yards and four scores, earning Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors.
Ahead of the upcoming season, Johnson is looking to cement his place in history as one of the NFL’s greatest offensive threats.
“That’s my No. 1 goal – to have 1,000 receiving and 1,000 rushing – just because two guys have done it and also because I was so close last year,” Johnson said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “Unfortunately with the injury, I wasn’t able to do it. I felt like I would have had a chance to do it. I was feeling good that game. I was having a good game until the injury. But I know for a fact that’s one of my main goals.”
Johnson suffered an MCL sprain in the final game of the season, barring him from joining Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig as the only players to record both 1,000 yards receiving and rushing in a single season.
Although the Cardinals boast many offensive weapons, including Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and J.J. Nelson, Johnson is once again expected to serve as the fulcrum of the team’s scheme, and could be in line to join a selective club next winter.
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