We call Stephen Johnson a gamer, but what exactly does that mean?
In his last 13 games as a Wildcat, Johnson has led Kentucky to a record of 9-4.
Heisman-winner Lamar Jackson’s last 13 starts? 8-5.
Johnson didn’t start against New Mexico State or Austin Peay, but played a significant role and led the team back to victory in both games. If you include both of those matchups, Johnson is 10-4 as Kentucky’s QB.
This is no knock on Jackson, as we are all fully aware he has been one of the most electrifying college football players of recent memory. He’s considered the latest and greatest athletic quarterback since Michael Vick.
Johnson is not the most accurate, he doesn’t have he strongest arm, and he’s not the most dangerous athlete in the world.
But when he is under center, the Wildcats always have a shot. Johnson is a winner, and he has done everything asked of him and more in his time at Kentucky.
Stephen Johnson hyping the crowd after beating South Carolina. Working his way into folklore. pic.twitter.com/N8LI6iEBMa
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) September 17, 2017
In the great words of Terrell Owens, “That’s my quarterback.”