While Patterson remains an enigma, Vikings play-caller Norv Turner, prior to the Wallace swap, called Johnson "far and away our best receiver" after the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder averaged 6.7 targets and 3.5 catches per game over his final seven appearances of 2014. Minnesota upped its output to 24 points per game in Johnson's six starts, with the 26-year-old displaying tangible chemistry with Bridgewater.
It was Turner who watched Johnson rehab from an ACL tear during their one season together with the Browns in 2013. Johnson showed flashes of raw ability last preseason, but Browns general manager Ray Farmer lost the playmaker in September when Turner and the Vikings signed him off Cleveland's practice squad.
The Vikings, meanwhile, hit on a quarterback in last year's draft before using the following 10 months to surround Bridgewater with two new weapons in Johnson and Wallace. If Patterson can iron out his issues and Rudolph can stay on the field, we like Norv Turner's chances to turn this into one of the conference's more electric passing schemes.