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Derrick Johnson

31-Year-Old Linebacker – Kansas City Chiefs

2013 Defensive Stats

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107

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4.5

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2

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2014 Defensive Projections

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Johnson logged his fourth-straight season with triple-digit tackles in 2013, which was also his fourth in a row with at least 95 solo tackles despite sitting out one game as a healthy scratch for pre-...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 242   DOB: 11/22/1982  College: Texas  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Derrick Johnson Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year contract extension worth more than $34 million ($15 million guaranteed) with the Chiefs in November 2010.

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Johnson finished the 2013 season with 107 tackles (95 solo), 4.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

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Derrick Johnson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 24 16 - 93 - 4 - 2 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 25 14 - 84 - 1.5 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 26 15 - 32 - 1 - 3 2 - 0 - - - -
2010 27 KC 16 122 96 26 1 15 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
2011 28 KC 16 131 104 27 2 9 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 KC 16 124 109 15 2 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 KC 15 107 95 12 4.5 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Derrick Johnson
  2. James-Michael Johnson
Kansas City Chiefs

Snap Count Stats

1009

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Derrick Johnson was on the field for 1009 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

57

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Derrick Johnson was on the field for 57 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 964 81
2013 1009 57
Derrick Johnson 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Jax 63 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Dal 64 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Phi 65 4 8 7 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG 63 2 9 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ten 69 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Oak 74 2 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hou 56 4 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 Cle 53 3 12 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Buf 80 3 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Den 80 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 SD 70 7 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Den 70 5 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Was 56 2 4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Oak 71 5 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ind 75 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @SD
Playoffs @Ind 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Derrick Johnson
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Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   242 lbs
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Derrick Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

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Johnson had nine solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Sunday's 35-28 loss to Denver.

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Johnson (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Johnson had 12 solo tackles including two tackles for a loss in the Chiefs' 23-17 victory over the Browns on Sunday.

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Johnson (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Johnson had nine tackles (eight solo) and two sacks in the Chiefs' 24-7 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

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Johnson had six tackles (five solo) in the Chiefs' 17-16 victory over Dallas on Sunday.

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Johnson had seven solo tackles in the Chiefs' 28-2 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday.

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Johnson posted seven total tackles and a sack in the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday versus the Steelers.

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Johnson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game in Oakland.

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Johnson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

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Johnson (hamstring) was limited at practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Johnson (hamstring) did not practice again Thursday, the Chiefs' official site reports.

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Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.

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2013

Johnson was inactive in coverage for some reason last year, failing to intercept a pass while breaking up just four, but he did make it past the 120-tackle mark for the third time in a row. He'll reprise his role as Kansas City's top inside linebacker in the team's 3-4 alignment in 2013, so another season in that lofty tackle range is a safe expectation. Johnson also has some sneaky upside one could miss if simply looking at last year's totals, however, because he typically makes a far bigger impact in coverage – Johnson had 24 passes defended between 2010 and 2011 while intercepting six passes (returning three for touchdowns) from 2009 to 2011.

2012

If your league rewards points for pass deflections, Johnson is probably worth ranking higher. Johnson is as dangerous in coverage as any linebacker, intercepting a pass in five straight seasons, including six the last three years, three of which he took to the house. He also knocked down 30 passes the last three seasons. With a drastic improvement in tackle production the last two years (252 tackles, 199 solo in his last 32 games), Johnson's ascent to IDP dominance is no fluke. Although Johnson is the primary interior concern of opposing offenses, the presence of outside pass rushers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston prevents offenses from fully singling out Johnson, which ensures he has room to roam to ballcarriers. Johnson also has a good group of space-eaters up front in Glenn Dorsey, Dontari Poe and Tyson Jackson, a trio that adds up to 938 pounds. The only reason to expect maybe a slight decline in Johnson’s numbers in 2012 is the arrival of Peyton Manning – the Chiefs will see far fewer rushing attempts against the Broncos twice a year now that John Fox won’t need to hide the ball from Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow.

2011

After a game-breaking career at Texas, Johnson was a mostly disappointing player in his first five NFL seasons, failing to record 100 tackles in any season. The light went on in a big way last year, though, as Johnson not only easily established a career high with 121 tackles (95 solo) but continued to show the rare coverage ability that made him such an intriguing player coming out of college. He finished the year with one only interception (which he returned for a touchdown), but Johnson’s eye-popping 16 passes defended indicate that he’ll get his mitts on more than one pick in 2011.

2010

Is this the year? Johnson has been tantalizing fantasy players for five seasons with his impressive blend of size and speed, but he's never managed to turn his physical tools into reliable production. He landed in the coaching staff's doghouse early last year and never made it all the way out, with his playing time limited primarily to passing downs. He has the potential to be very good (just cue up some highlights of his two-interception, two-touchdown effort in Week 17), but hasn't proven capable of putting everything together. He's one of the most difficult players to project heading into 2010 until we know whether he'll be a starter.

2009

Seemingly every offseason there are media reports that Johnson is primed for a "breakout season," but his much-anticipated rise to linebacker dominance has yet to be realized. Now in his fifth season, Johnson is moving to inside linebacker, and has again proclaimed that this year will be the year he truly makes his mark. There are reasons to believe he's right; he'll play inside alongside Zach Thomas, which should lead to more tackle opportunities than he had under Kansas City's previous scheme. The Chiefs' expected struggles should also ensure that the defense sees plenty of time on the field. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast's system turned Karlos Dansby into a 119-tackle player last season, and Johnson could see a similar rise in statistics in 2009.

2008

Johnson had a quality outing in 2007 posting 93 tackles and four sacks with two INTs. Coming into 2008, the Chiefs have added Demorrio Williams to the linebacker unit and Johnson could be in danger of losing some playing time. His tackle totals will never reach astronomical heights due to the presence of Napoleon Harris and Donnie Edwards, but Johnson should have decent IDP value when on the field.

2007

Johnson enters his third season as one of the league’s best young linebackers, posting 75 tackles and 4.5 sacks last year despite missing four starts with an ankle injury. With a full slate of games, Johnson should approach 100 total tackles, although the presence of Donnie Edwards and Napoleon Harris will limit what could be a higher tackle number. Ultimately, this prevents him from being a top-shelf IDP option.

2006

Impact second-year pro should build on his 2005 totals of 95 tackles and two sacks. Look for Johnson to be very active under coach Herm Edwards.

2005

Johnson, the Chiefs' 2005 first-round pick, has a great chance to step right in and start at left outside linebacker. Fresh off winning the Butkus Award for the nation's best linebacker during his senior year at Texas, the talented Johnson has all the tools necessary to be a great player in the NFL. His speed, athleticism, and knack for finding the ball should help him contribute to the team right away. Don't be surprised if Johnson makes a fantasy impact as a rookie.