27-Year-Old Safety – Arizona Cardinals
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Johnson will return to the Cardinals, with whom he's spent his first four NFL seasons. The 27-year-old recorded just 20 tackles (15 solo) and two interceptions last season, but with Adrian Wilson now ...
Rashad Johnson Contract Information:
Agreed to a three-year contract with the Cardinals in March of 2013.
Johnson will take over the starting free safety job from Tyrann Mathieu, who was lost for the season Sunday due to ACL and LCL tears in his left knee.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Johnson will back up Adrian Wilson at strong safety in 2012.
Johnson's performance in training camp has left much to be desired and he's expected to be pushed for the No. 2 safety spot (while Adrian Wilson is out), perhaps by Hamza Abdullah.
Johnson will reprise his role as a backup free safety for the Cards this season, serving as the No. 2 option behind Kerry Rhodes instead of former Card Antrelle Rolle. As a rookie, Johnson appeared in 10 games and even started one last season, but he's still a year or two away from being considered a starting option with Rhodes and Adrian Wilson locking down the team's safety spots in 2010.
The Cardinals drafted Johnson in the third round of Aprilís draft even though they already have a deep group of safeties. A big factor in that decision was the high praise of Johnsonís college coach (Alabamaís Nick Saban), who says that Johnsonís football intelligence ranks among the best he has ever seen. Johnson is a project that will compete for Arizonaís nickelback role with Ralph Brown and fellow rookie Greg Toler this summer. His main drawbacks are his size (5-11) and the Cardinalsí depth. Look for his playing time to gradually expand.