QB - NYJ
Week 3 Outlook
Jets signed veteran QB Josh Johnson.
After being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2008 NFL draft, Josh Johnson is still at it. Wednesday began his 17th stint on an NFL roster. He also played in the UFL, AAF and XFL. The journeyman has a chance to be the direct backup to rookie first-rounder Zach Wilson, however it seems more likely that the Jets signed him to bring a veteran presence in the very young quarterback room.
Former San Francisco 49ers QB Josh Johnson has reportedly been released by the team, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Johnson signed with the 49ers practice squad in November and was picked up as a free agent in January. However, with San Francisco using its No. 3 overall pick on North Dakota State rookie QB Trey Lance to join an already crowded quarterback room, the 49ers opted to release Johnson to waivers. The 35-year old quarterback last started three games for Washington in 2018, going 1-2 while completing 52 passes for 590 yards and three touchdowns during this three-game span.
Josh Johnson completed nine of 15 pass attempts for 157 yards and a TD, adding four rushes for 17 yards and a rushing TD in the Lions’ loss to the Browns in Thursday’s preseason finale.
The dual-threat QB turned it on in the second half, leading the Lions within striking distance of the Browns before ultimately falling short. After an NFL comeback with the Redskins last season, he has a real possibility of landing a backup job with Detroit.
Josh Johnson completed nine of 18 passes for 85 yards, no TDs, and a pick, adding three carries for four yards in the Lions' 30-23 loss to the Texans on Friday.
Less than a week after signing with the Lions, Johnson made his debut. He averaged a putrid 4.7 yards per attempt and threw a pick in the loss. Johnson will compete with Tom Savage and David Fales for a backup job behind Matthew Stafford.
Free-agent quarterback Josh Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions, according to reports.
While Matthew Stafford is the starter in Detroit, Johnson is expected to step in and be able to compete for the backup job immediately.