Mention the name Alexander Johnson and it should elicit a smile.
The middle linebacker for the Denver Broncos is one of the most exciting players on the roster. For what he showed last season and for what he could still do for this defense.
It’s no secret that the Broncos have missed a versatile, talented middle linebacker since Al Wilson. That’s where the excitement over “The Dino” comes into the fold. Johnson reminds some in Broncos Country of the former Denver great.
When you consider Johnson has now had a year in Vic Fangio’s defense, he knows his Ps and Qs He knows what to do, when to do it and how to do it.
But how COVID-19 impact all of this?
On Friday’s Broncos Country Tonight, the Broncos linebacker joined Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright to discuss the challenges brought on by the coronavirus and whether there is any benefit to having an offseason when he’s not tackling. They also talk about Pro Football Focus saying Johnson and the other Broncos inside linebackers could be really good.
“Hey, when you break the film down, the film don’t lie,” Johnson told the guys. “So it’s pretty cool that Pro Football Focus broke it down. ... As a whole, I feel like me and Todd, we going to make the league recognize us more this year.”