The Buffalo Bills have traditionally played most of their snaps out of the nickel defense and Taron Johnson has been essentially the starter during that time. He has seen his snap percentage increase each season over the past three years from 77% in 2020 to 92% this past season.
However, Johnson is a player who flies under the radar and doesn't necessarily get the recognition he deserves. He is asked to do a lot for this defense as he is basically the third linebacker and does a good job making tackles off the edge in addition to his coverage responsibilities for either a wide receiver or tight end depending on the formation the offense is in.
In addition, he makes timely plays by pressuring the quarterback with four sacks over the past three years but also forcing turnovers with three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also had the incredible 100+ yard interception return for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Buffalo Bills once again are going to be operating most of the time out of the nickel defense and Taron Johnson will be responsible for a lot and a key factor in this team's success.