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Redskins Looking to Re-Sign Journeyman QB Josh Johnson

The Redskins may not have Alex Smith back for much if not all of the 2019 season but they will have Colt McCoy and are trying to re-sign journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.

McCoy is still under contract for 2019 at the reasonable salary of $3.5 million but Johnson is the more interesting of the two. Signed off the street in early December, Johnson was thrown into action for the Redskins in Week 14 with less than a week’s worth of practice after Mark Sanchez completely face-planted. The 32-year-old went 1-2 as a starter and completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 590 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions last season.

Before anyone gets too excited about Johnson, it should be noted that he has appeared in only 33 games with eight starts since entering the NFL in 2009 and had not started a game since 2013. And he struggled mightily for the Redskins the final two games.

Johnson originally was slated to play in the Alliance of American Football this season after the San Diego Fleet made him the first pick. But the AAF released Johnson from his contract to return to the NFL. While it sounds like he will find an NFL home in 2019 and will likely be paid better than the AAF, it seems doubtful he will see another regular season start in the NFL anytime soon.


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5 Responses to “Redskins Looking to Re-Sign Journeyman QB Josh Johnson”

  1. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Well if we tank in 2019, we will get a top five QB for sure in 2020. Let the games begin…….oh, andi sign him up.

  2. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    There’s a CFL FA QB we ought to look at. 28 year old BO MITCHELL.

  3. Ghost of Sammy baugh says:

    We’re in never-neverland where all things are possible and the draft mocks are running wild.
    Our needs this year are obvious
    1 – QB
    2 – EDGE
    3 – WR
    4 – CB
    5 – OT
    6 – FS
    7 – OG
    8 – ILB
    9 – TE
    and not in that order at all.
    This “one player away” b-s being run by BRUCE ALLEN is just smoke to get people to re-up, and buy in seat-wise.
    How do you mock anything at this point with none, I repeat none of our own FA’s signed, and no one else’ signed to fill holes in this Swiss-cheese of a team?
    Well, let’s try, first assuming there is no trade back, and that we garner comp picks at the end of the third, fifth, and sixth. Also assume no FA’s from other teams.

    Lose:
    VERNON DAVIS, STACY McGEE, HA-HA CLINTON-DIX, MAURICE HARRIS, PERNELL MacPHEE, JAMISON CROWDER, ZACH BROWN, TONY BERGSTROM, ARIE KOUANDJIO.

    Sign:
    JOSH JOHNSON QB, PRESTON SMITH OLB, TY NSEKHE T, JONATHAN COOPER G, ADRIAN PETERSON RB, ZACK VIGIL LB.

    Restructure:
    JOSH NORMAN, JORDAN REED, PAUL RICHARDSON if possible.

    Draft:
    #015 T.J. HOSKENSON TE
    #046 EGLETON JENKINS C/OG
    #076 DAVID SILLS V WR
    #097 MARVELL TELL III FS
    #144 JUAN THORNHILL SS
    #161 RYAN FINLEY QB
    #195 DREW GREENLAW OLB
    #210 PAUL ADAMS OT

    A high QB pick is a wasted pick to my mind behind the offensive line as it is currently constituted. Without a solid QB in 2019, we should get a top five pick in a great QB draft in 2020. SMITH may be able to return that year. My thinking, he’s the same as JOE THEISMANN. His career is over.

    Approximate cost to resign:

    PRESTON SMITH 11 million.
    HA-HA CLINTON-DIX 10 million
    JAMISON CROWDER 8 million

    Can’t see but one possible returnee here.

  4. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Let’s see.
    The Owner is hell-bent on getting a QB in the first. Always the cart before the horse, and doing a face-plant because the team isn’t ready yet.

    So with that in mind, we sign a JOSH JOHNSON for 4 mill and take a QB with the #15 pick.

    We let CROWDER, NORMAN, and DAVIS walk, save 16.5 million. 20 million in cap room makes 36.5. Subtract rookies in the draft 6.5 million, net 30 million.Restructure REED and BROWN, save 11 million, net cap room 41 million.

    Sign PRESTON SMITH – 11 million, ADRIAN PETERSON – 5 million, TY NSECKHE – 4 million, JONATHAN COOPER 3 million, BYRON MARSHALL 1 million = 17 million cap room.

    Sign LANDON COLLINS 11 million = 6 million

    Say good bye to all the other FA’s

    Round two EGLERTON JENKINS C/G
    Round three best WR and TE
    Round five JUAN THORNHILL SS and best CB
    Round six OLB
    Round seven PR

  5. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    Mock draft 2.0

    015 – BYRON MURPHY CB replace NORMAN
    046 – ELGTON JENKINS C/G replace LAUVAO
    076 – AUSTIN BRYANT DE replace McGEE
    096 – DARIUS SLAYTON WR replace CROWDER/HARRIS
    153 – JUAN THORNHILL SS replace SWEARINGER
    173 – RYAN FINDLEY QB replace SMITH/developmental
    206 – RYAN CONNELLY ILB replace VIGIL
    222 – TYTUS HOWARD OT
    253 – DON PARHAM TE replace DAVIS

    UDFA

    LEXINGTON THOMAS RB/PR replace KELLEY/CROWDER/HARRIS
    KEENAN BROWN TE

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