The NY Jets have announced that they have added a QB to the roster in 35 year old veteran Josh Johnson. With a new arm in camp, the team had to make room on the roster. They did that by waiving linebacker Brendon White.
The #Jets have signed QB Josh Johnson
and waived LB Brendon White.
— NYJ Communications (@NYJetsPR) August 4, 2021
The journeyman quarterback joins a young QB room with Zach Wilson, 2020 4th rounder James Morgan and 26 year old Mike White. Johnson brings a veteran presence to the room which will hopefully help Zach Wilson. Johnson’s background per the 49ers website and NFL.com:
The 35-year-old last played an NFL regular-season game in 2018 with Washington. A former fifth-round pick in 2008 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Johnson spent time in 2020 on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad after playing in the XFL. Johnson has bounced around the NFL, changing teams 17 times since entering the league. He previously was on the Jets roster for 10 days in 2015.josh
Johnson (6-3, 205) was originally drafted in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Throughout his career with the Buccaneers (2009-11), Cleveland Browns (2012), Cincinnati Bengals (2013), San Francisco (2014), New York Jets (2015), Indianapolis Colts (2015), Buffalo Bills (2016), New York Giants (2017), Houston Texans (2017), Washington Football Team (2018) and Detroit Lions (2019), he has appeared in 33 games (eight starts) and completed 148 of 268 pass attempts for 1,632 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s also recorded 67 rushes for 394 yards (5.88 average) and one touchdown on the ground.
Johnson is practicing with the team today, some tweets from the media are below. You can read more about Josh Johnson to the Jets in our forums.
New Jets QB Josh Johnson working on his footwork. pic.twitter.com/GEC8d86uKp
— Dan Leberfeld (@jetswhispers) August 4, 2021
— DJ Bien-Aime (@Djbienaime) August 4, 2021