T-Billy has arrived. Get to know him, Raider Nation.
I want to say Tyron Johnson has been stealing the show from the other wideouts at camp, but the truth is, each of the top-6 receivers in the rotation have impressed their coaches and teammates.
Cole and Robinson have been getting praise in their fight for the wideout opposite of Davante Adams, and Mack Hollins has crept up as a silent competitor in the race for the second wideout job.
All three of those guys headed into camp with some form of expectation from Raider Nation. T-Billy, on the other hand, is someone not many thought too much of.
All through camp, Johnson has made spectacular play after spectacular play. On Tuesday, Johnson made the play of the day, hauling in a deep ball over the middle from Carr. In reply to a tweet about the play, Las Vegas Review Journal’s Adam Hill had this to say about T-Billy:
Johnson’s impact goes well beyond the media and his teammates. Head coach Josh McDaniels touched on the second-year Raider, showering him in compliments.
"“I’m really proud of him. He’s prepared every day and he knows what his assignments are. He has been able to really connect with the quarterbacks and different things. He works hard in practice. He takes care of his body. He’s now becoming that guy that is dependable from day-to-day and that’s a big word for us.”"
T-Billy is putting everyone on notice. In 2021, Johnson didn’t log any snaps with the Raiders’ offense. Expect that to change heading into the ’22 season.