Will Johnson Bids Farewell To Steelers Nation Via Instagram

On Monday, we passed along the news that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent h-back Will Johnson had a agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Giants and on Tuesday, the former undrafted free agent out of West Virginia bid farewell to Steelers fans via a classy post on his Instagram account.

While Johnson’s role in the Steelers offense was very limited during his four seasons in Pittsburgh, he was always a model player who was always willing to do the dirty work. Johnson also exhibited a good character during his time in Pittsburgh.

Johnson’s backstory as to how he ultimately made the team’s 53-man roster back in 2012 is certainly a unique and inspirational one and it started with him impressing Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin during the West Virginia pro day that year as a tryout candidate. You see, Johnson did not receive a training camp invite from any team after going undrafted in 2011, so he sat out the entire season and proceeded to work three jobs while continuing to train for an opportunity.

The Steelers signed Johnson to futures contract after that 2012 pro day workout and against all odds he wound up making the team’s 53-man roster that year out of training camp. Johnson then went on to dress for all but one regular-season game for the Steelers over the course of the four years he was in Pittsburgh.

Johnson will now attempt to make the Giants 53-man roster this year as a role player on offense and special teams contributor. The fact that New York gave him a two-year contract bodes well for him in his attempt to do just that and we wish him well in his endeavours.

  • Jonny Panic

    We love you too, Will. Enjoy New York.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Peace, Brotha!

  • blackandgoldBullion

    That’s overachieving. Well done and good luck.

  • Zarbor

    Good dude. Good player. Good luck.

  • The Chin

    Ditto.

  • Spencer Krick

    This.

  • taztroy43

    Class act

  • Steel B

    Classy. Always liked him an wanted him to get more touches. GL to you Will.

  • LK McCray

    Always thought the Steelers could have used him more over the years. He was a decent runner and was actually a pretty good receiver out of the backfield…

  • srdan

    That’s how you do it

  • 804Stiller

    Good stuff!

  • 6 ring circus

    A way better cover picture on departure than Blakes…

  • Doug McFee

    Good luck Mr. Johnson!

  • Lizard72

    If he had been the lead blocker in the Packers SB…..maybe someone doesn’t fumble (after being hit by both defenders) and the team scores….

  • Big White

    He will be missed and the Giants will be for the better. God Speed to the player and the fam.

  • mikkej2k

    Much love and best wishes to you Chris. DAYTON!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Always liked Johnson and I know he will excel in New York!

  • John Hinton

    Definitely a class act. Wish him well with the G-Men.