Marcus Johnson (wide receiver)

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Marcus Johnson
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Johnson with the Tennessee Titans in 2021
No. 6 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-05) August 5, 1994 (age 28)
League City, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Clear Springs
(League City, Texas)
College:Texas
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2021
Receptions:51
Receiving yards:839
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Marcus Johnson (born August 5, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Texas, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. He also previously played for the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Johnson attended and played high school football at Clear Springs High School.[1]

College career[edit]

Johnson attended and played college football at the University of Texas.[2] He started in 18 of 42 total games played during his time at UT. During Spring 2014, Johnson was a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. While at UT, Johnson was a physical culture and sports major with a career interest in either physical therapy or sports medicine.[3]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Marcus Johnson
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 Texas Big 12 SO WR 9 22 350 15.9 2
2014 Texas Big 12 JR WR 13 27 313 11.6 1
2015 Texas Big 12 SR WR 6 12 130 10.8 1
Career Texas 61 793 13.0 4

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+78 in
(1.85 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
31+78 in
(0.81 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.39 s 1.53 s 2.48 s 4.39 s 7.26 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
11 ft 3 in
(3.43 m)
22 reps
All values from Texas Pro Day on March 23, 2016.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Johnson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016.[5] He suffered a quadriceps injury early in training camp that caused him to miss most of the practices.[6] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 3, 2016, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[7][8] He was released by the Eagles on September 13, but was later re-signed back to their practice squad on December 2. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on January 2, 2017.[9]

After impressing coaches during training camp in 2017, Johnson made the 53-man roster on September 2, 2017.[10] In Week 5, against the Arizona Cardinals, he recorded his first career catch, a six-yard reception.[11] Johnson was a member of the Eagles Super Bowl LII Championship team after defeating the New England Patriots 41–33.[12]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On March 7, 2018, Johnson and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick were traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Michael Bennett and a seventh-round draft pick.[13] The trade became official on March 14, 2018, at the start of the new league year.[14]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Johnson in 2018

On September 1, 2018, Johnson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for tight end Darrell Daniels.[15] In Week 6, against the New York Jets, he scored his first professional touchdown.[16] He was placed on injured reserve on October 16, 2018, after suffering an ankle injury in Week 6.[17]

Johnson was waived/injured during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019,[18] and reverted to the team's injured reserve list the next day. He was waived from injured reserve with an injury settlement on September 9. On October 1, 2019, Johnson was re-signed to Colts' practice squad.[19] He was promoted to the active roster on November 9.[20] In Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Johnson caught three passes for 105 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, in the 38–35 loss.[21]

On April 22, 2020, Johnson was re-signed to a one-year contract.[22] He was waived on September 5, 2020.[23] On September 23, 2020, Johnson was signed to the practice squad.[24] He was elevated to the active roster on October 3 and 10 for the team's weeks 4 and 5 games against the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns, and reverted to the practice squad following each game[25][26] He was promoted to the active roster on October 17.[27] In Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded a career-high 108 receiving yards in the 31–27 victory.[28] On January 2, 2021, Johnson was waived by the Colts.[29]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On January 6, 2021, Johnson signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad.[30] His practice squad contract with the team expired after the season on January 18, 2021.[31] He re-signed with the Titans on March 9, 2021.[32] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2021.[33] He was activated on October 9.[34] He was placed injured reserve again on November 23, 2021.[35]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On April 11, 2022, the San Francisco 49ers signed Johhnson.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 PHI 10 0 5 45 9.0 16 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 1 0
2018 IND 5 0 6 102 17.0 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 IND 8 6 17 277 16.3 50 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2020 IND 11 3 14 255 18.2 55 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2021 TEN 7 3 9 160 17.8 50 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 41 12 51 839 16.5 55 3 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 1 0

Personal life[edit]

Johnson's father Morlon, played college basketball at Prairie View A&M. Johnson's hobbies include listening to music and playing video games.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levesque, Jim. "Clear Springs, UT alum Marcus Johnson readies to impress NFL scouts". The Daily News. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Marcus Johnson College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Texas Longhorns Profile
  4. ^ "Marcus Johnson, DS #57 WR, Texas". draftscout.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (May 5, 2016). "Undrafted Free Agents 2016: Eagles agree to terms with 16 rookies". BleedingGreenNation.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Murphy, David (August 1, 2017). "Finally healthy, Marcus Johnson a legit contender for Eagles' roster". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  7. ^ McPherson, Chris; Smith, Alex (September 3, 2016). "Eagles Trim Roster to 53 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "Eagles Claim Three Players Off Waivers". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 4, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  9. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 2, 2017). "Eight Signed To Reserve/Future Contracts". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Archived from the original on February 9, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  10. ^ Kasinitz, Aaron (September 7, 2017). "Eagles' Marcus Johnson realizes dream in anticlimactic fashion, readies for debut". PennLive.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles – October 8th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner". USA TODAY. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  13. ^ Sessler, Marc (March 7, 2018). "Seahawks trading DE Michael Bennett to Eagles". NFL.com.
  14. ^ "Seahawks Trade Defensive End Michael Bennett To Philadelphia Eagles". Seahawks.com. March 14, 2018.
  15. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 1, 2018). "Colts Acquire WR Marcus Johnson In Trade With Seahawks". Colts.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  16. ^ Hickey, Kevin (October 14, 2018). "WATCH: Andrew Luck finds Marcus Johnson for a long touchdown". Colts Wire. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  17. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign Free Agent WR Dontrelle Inman; Place WR Marcus Johnson On IR". Colts.com. October 16, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  18. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 31, 2019). "Colts Announce Final 2019 Roster Cuts". Colts.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  19. ^ "Colts Bring Back WR Marcus Johnson To Practice Squad". Colts.com. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  20. ^ Walker, Andrew (November 9, 2019). "Colts Bring Up WR Marcus Johnson, QB Chad Kelly To Active Roster". Colts.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  21. ^ "Winston throws for 456 yards, 4 TDs as Bucs rally over Colts". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  22. ^ Walker, Andrew (April 22, 2020). "Colts Bring Back Wide Receiver Marcus Johnson". Colts.com. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  23. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 5, 2020). "Colts Announce Final 2020 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  24. ^ "Colts Bring Back WR Marcus Johnson To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 23, 2020.
  25. ^ "Colt activate Burton, put Pittman Jr. on injured reserve". APNews.com. October 3, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  26. ^ "Colts Elevate G Jake Eldrenkamp, WR Marcus Johnson To Active Roster For Browns Game". Colts.com. October 10, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  27. ^ "Colts Activate DT Sheldon Day From IR; Sign WR Marcus Johnson To Active Roster; Elevate G Jake Eldrenkamp, WR DeMichael Harris For Bengals Game". Colts.com. October 17, 2020.
  28. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  29. ^ Communications, Colts (January 2, 2021). "Colts Activate TE Noah Togiai From IR; Waive WR Marcus Johnson; Elevate S Ibraheim Campbell, T Jared Veldheer To Active Roster". Colts Official Website. Retrieved January 7, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  30. ^ "Marcus Johnson: Joins Titans' practice squad". CBSSports. January 6, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. ^ "Four players have contracts expire". FantasyGuru.com. January 18, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  32. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 9, 2021). "Titans Sign Receiver Marcus Johnson". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  33. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 2, 2021). "Titans Place Three Players on Injured Reserve While Waiving TE Luke Stocker". TennesseeTitans.com.
  34. ^ Wyatt, Jim (October 9, 2021). "Titans Activate WR Marcus Johnson From Injured Reserve in a Flurry of Roster Moves". TennesseeTitans.com.
  35. ^ Wyatt, Jim (November 23, 2021). "Titans Make 13 Roster Moves – On the Active Roster, Practice Squad and Injured Reserve – On a Busy Tuesday". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  36. ^ "49ers Sign Two Wide Receivers to One-Year Deals". 49ers.com. Retrieved April 11, 2022.
  37. ^ Texas Longhorns Profile

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