There were early-season reports Johnson was holding his own run blocking but struggled at times in pass protection. Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland said Johnson more than met expectations.
“He's played fast which sometimes is difficult for rookies. And he's played with a tremendous amount of confidence,” Stoutland told phillynews.com. “Don't misunderstand me. He's not a finished product, yet. Lane has so much room to grow.”
The same could be said about Kelly's offense and the Eagles.
Philadelphia started the season 2-5 but went 7-1 down the stretch.
Two weeks ago in a 54-11 win over Chicago, a game they had nothing to play for, knowing the Dallas finale would determine their playoff fate, the Eagles showed a national TV audience Kelly's offense is faring just fine.
“We're gaining momentum at the right time,” Johnson said. “You can never look ahead. But if we play up to our potential we can make a good run.”