Ravens signal veteran QB Josh Johnson to compete for backup function

Josh Johnson is returning to Baltimore.

The 37-year-old free agent quarterback has signed with the Ravens, the crew launched Monday. Johnson has carried out for an NFL-record 14 teams and this marks his third stint with Baltimore.

A fifth-round choose of San Diego by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, he carried out for the Ravens in 2021 and was on the roster all through the 2016 offseason sooner than being launched that September.

He moreover offers the Ravens a veteran presence of their quarterback room and may compete with Tyler Huntley, Anthony Brown and undrafted free agent Nolan Henderson for a backup perform behind Lamar Jackson, who earlier this month signed a five-year extension value a reported $260 million.

Johnson has started 9 video video games in his NFL career, though teams had been merely 1-8 with him on the helm.

One in every of these begins was with the Ravens two years previously. After Baltimore signed him from the New York Jets’ observe squad that December, Johnson started in Week 16 in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals, with Jackson out with an ankle injury and Huntley having examined optimistic for COVID-19. He completed 28 of 40 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, nonetheless the Ravens misplaced, 41-21.

Johnson spent closing season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Different teams he has carried out for after spending his first three seasons in Tampa embody the Sacramento Mountain Cats of the United Soccer League, Cleveland Browns, Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Payments, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, Washington, San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Soccer, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL and Denver Broncos.


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Originally posted 2023-05-22 15:58:52.