The idea that Johnson is some sort of cyborg is not my own. Robert Mays of the Ringer proposed the idea back in October in an article examining the league’s best young running backs. The notion has been stuck in my mind ever since.
He never seems to show emotion on the field and he just handles business like a grizzled vet. But he is just a kid that has had all of the praise in the world thrown at him by fans, analysts, and coaches. He single handily won thousands of fantasy football championships (And lost some, but don’t have your championship in week 17, that is just ridiculous). He makes jump cuts small backs struggle with and runs receiver routes that big backs like LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi can only dream about.
And now this.
— The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) January 1, 2017
After getting twisted over backward and his leg bending the wrong way, it looked to be devastating. David Johnson merely has a sprain and will be recovered in 6-8 weeks. If it were a tear or rupture of one of his ligaments it could have been 6-8 months and who knows how he would have been able to recover. I honestly feel like the cyborg part of David Johnson kept him whole on this play and he will only come back bigger, faster, and stronger.