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Bucs aren’t interested in trading Josh Johnson

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Bucs quarterback Josh Johnson has quietly developed into one of the league’s more promising backups.  Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik doesn’t intend to change that by sending Johnson elsewhere.’s Jason LaCanfora writes that the Bucs aren’t interested in trading Johnson.  There has been some speculation that the 49ers could be interested because Johnson has worked with Jim Harbaugh, but that never rose above dot connecting by reporters.

Johnson looked good against the Chiefs last week in the preseason, but we’re not sure there would be a huge trade market for him at this point anyway.  He will be an intriguing free agent after the season.

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30 Responses to “Bucs aren’t interested in trading Josh Johnson”
  1. medtxpack says: Aug 16, 2011 5:43 PM

    id rather have Flynn.

  2. talkintrashallday says: Aug 16, 2011 5:48 PM


  3. pftrumors says: Aug 16, 2011 5:51 PM

    Looks like San Fran has to go scrape the barrel elsewhere.

  4. ajknox88 says: Aug 16, 2011 5:52 PM

    not a big bucs fan, but they do have great coaches.

  5. time2speakup says: Aug 16, 2011 5:53 PM

    What else would the Buc’s GM say – c’mon already! Besides, the Niners were probably the only team truly interested in double J anywho – if they were interested at all.

  6. themanchine says: Aug 16, 2011 5:55 PM

    He’s better than Beck.

  7. jetsuperbowl says: Aug 16, 2011 6:10 PM

    Hes better than eli manning

  8. christopher525 says: Aug 16, 2011 6:12 PM

    I’d happily trade.Cam Newton and his for Johnson and a couple 3rd round picks.

  9. jacksaysfu says: Aug 16, 2011 6:12 PM

    This guy is better then any QB on the skins , seahawks or 49ers , and im not even that high on him .

  10. citiciti says: Aug 16, 2011 6:15 PM

    you could call me J, or you you could call me JJ,but you doesn’t has to call me Johnson. you young guy’s won’t get it.

  11. Slackmo says: Aug 16, 2011 6:16 PM

    He dresses better than Sanchez.

  12. trbowman says: Aug 16, 2011 6:16 PM

    Josh Johnson > Grossman, Beck, Alex Smith…

  13. canetic says: Aug 16, 2011 6:19 PM

    In fact, they are looking to trade for Josh McCown. Then they complete the trifecta.

  14. ygkr85 says: Aug 16, 2011 6:20 PM


    Why would they?? Waiting for Bucs fans to step up and say how ridiculous this sounds. Everyone thinks he’s a franchise QB…right?


  15. philyeagles5 says: Aug 16, 2011 6:22 PM

    his value goes down if they say they are. no story here.

  16. makavelidafins says: Aug 16, 2011 6:23 PM

    Dolphins what do you think?

  17. nyfootballgiants says: Aug 16, 2011 6:32 PM

    I love the Jets fans ripping on Eli.

    Quick question – how many Super Bowls have the Jets won in your lifetime?

    Just checking…..

    Eli – Super Bowl MVP – 1
    Dirty Sanchez – 0

  18. dfwbillsfan14221 says: Aug 16, 2011 6:33 PM

    citiciti says:
    Aug 16, 2011 6:15 PM

    you could call me J, or you you could call me JJ,but you doesn’t has to call me Johnson. you young guy’s won’t get it.


    Just don’t call me late for dinner!!!

  19. goldrush36 says: Aug 16, 2011 6:38 PM

    No interest to trade a guy that is about 98%+ sure to leave in free agency next year anyway. That’s genius……. or they are doing what any intelligent team would and say they aren’t interested to create a stronger market.

  20. whitesancho says: Aug 16, 2011 6:40 PM

    How many years without a franchise guy… they got 2???

  21. randolph32 says: Aug 16, 2011 7:01 PM

    Lucky I’m not a young guy, I get it….

  22. barrettpuud says: Aug 16, 2011 7:10 PM

    Bucs fan here. JJ is definitely NOT a potential franchise QB. At best he is a smart, game manager type QB who will try not to throw INT’s and make a few plays with his feet. Unfortunately he rarely makes the longball throws a starting caliber QB really needs to make. He is too quick to pull the ball down and run unless something is wide open. He is a good backup and thats probably the role he ultimately belongs in but I guess I could see fans of teams like the Skins or Dolphins looking at him as an upgrade with the greatness they have at QB.

  23. ninerdynasty says: Aug 16, 2011 7:13 PM

    It is a given that if he hits FA next year and the niners show some interest.. he is coming out west no matter what. it would be a dream situation for him to play at home with his childhood team for his old college coach.

  24. whateverman4 says: Aug 16, 2011 7:22 PM

    44 people on this site actually think Johnson is better than Eli Manning?

    I understand the dude is goofy, but bath salts, or what guys?

  25. Nevis says: Aug 16, 2011 7:51 PM

    Unless the Bucs plan to re-sign him (and assuming he’d resign as a long term backup, not likely), they would be wiser to ship him while they can get something for him.

    Clinging to him as a backup just to let him walk in a year is kinda silly.

  26. macjacmccoy says: Aug 16, 2011 7:55 PM

    Johnson is more valuable to the Bucs this year then a 6th round pick would be to them next year. Which is all they would get for him imo.

  27. lordstanleystan says: Aug 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    As a bucs fan, I have had the pleasure of watching JJ develop. The kid has serious athletic ability and potential upside to be an average serviceable QB in the NFL. Maybe in the WC that Harbaugh will use he could go to the next level, but I haven’t seen any particular qualities that make me think he would be a true day in day out QB for any team. He had a few bright spots while starting in the few games he got to show something prior to Freeman taking the reigns. Actually at that point I thought he was the best performer with no talent around him.

    Due to his frame I would also question whether he would have the durability to last a full season without getting David Carr disease.

  28. haleyistheman00 says: Aug 16, 2011 8:08 PM

    he looked good against the chiefs 3rd stringers

  29. qdog112 says: Aug 16, 2011 8:35 PM

    Johnson is a top 20 QB. If you don’t know – ask somebody. The kid can play.

  30. kcflake says: Aug 23, 2011 7:39 PM

    the negative commenters here are just haters. at least haley is showing some personality. in case u didn’t know, he gave a homeless guy a stack of cash the day after christmas last year too. sounds like a good guy to me. you’d think his street cred would go up for attending a lil wayne concert. he’ll get some credit after he chiefs make the playoffs again this year. go chiefs!!!!!!

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