Stevie Johnson couldn’t wait to get stated with his new team.
The San Francisco 49ers traded for the 27-year-old receiver on May 9, and he showed up at the team’s Santa Clara practice facility the next day after driving down from his home in Elk Grove near Sacramento.
Here are some highlights from Johnson’s recent conversation with reporters at Levi’s Stadium.
Note: Questions are paraphrased but Johnson’s answers are directly transcribed.
From San Francisco to Fairfield, you have lived and played all over the area. Which town gets to claim you?
The Bay Area. I represent the whole Bay Area. I grew up in San Francisco, I went to high school in Fairfield and played my junior college ball out here in Oakland. So, I’m representing the Bay Area. I’m representing everybody out there that’s a 49ers Faithful.
How much more important are these summer workouts when you’re starting with a new team?
Oh, very. Because I came in my first day and I really didn’t understand anything. It was moving ...