The Detroit Lions wide receiver broke the record for most receiving yards in a single season in 2012.
The Arizona Cardinals cornerback told the team's website: "Let's give the fans what they want to see. I want to be the best cornerback in the game, and if you are the best, you guard the best.
"I relish these type of moments, just to see how I will match up against arguably the best receiver in football last year, eventually he's going to be a Hall of Famer and he already is a legend."
Teammate Larry Fitzgerald added: "The thing you don't really notice about Pat is how competitive he is. He's a real mild-mannered guy. He doesn't say much, he's not all that demonstrative, but he's got a fire in him that burns like no other. This is special, going against another top dog. I know he relishes these opportunities."
Johnson was kept to four receptions for 37 yards during the Lions' opening game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings last weekend.