Stephen Johnson has been nothing short of amazing as the quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats. He is 10-4 in games where he has taken the bulk of the snaps and he is 4-1 away from Kroger Field, the one loss being at Alabama.
Until now it was Kentucky fans alone that appreciated what he’s doing (and even some of them were looking to the next guy at QB), but Johnson is finally getting the recognition he deserves.
Is he flashy? No. Does he put up the big Lamar Jackson numbers? No. But he wins. He’s a steady presence on the field for the ‘Cats and he produces results in big moments.
Yesterday was the day that people around the country started to see what we’ve all been seeing:
UK's Stephen Johnson is top ten nationally in Total QBR pic.twitter.com/GRB6quNyv4— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) September 18, 2017
Kentucky is 9-4 and Louisville/Lamar Jackson is 8-5 since Stephen Johnson became the Wildcats starting quarterback last September.— Fletcher Page (@FletcherPage) September 17, 2017
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