Josh Johnson signs with Raiders

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Josh Johnson has reunited with Jon Gruden.

Johnson has signed with the Raiders, his agent, Doug Hendrickson, announced on Twitter.

The quarterback makes perfect sense for the Raiders. Gruden drafted Johnson in the fifth round in 2008, Gruden’s final season in Tampa Bay. Thus, Johnson knows the offense already.

He has not played a down in the NFL since 2014, but has 29 games under his belt with five starts.

Johnson, 31, has made 10 previous stops. He spent the 2017 preseason with the Giants and spent some time on the Texans’ roster last season after Deshaun Watson was injured. Gruden, though, is giving Johnson his best shot since 2008.

27 responses to “Josh Johnson signs with Raiders

  1. How does this guy keep getting work? He was NEVER any good. He hasn’t played a single down in 4 years, and started 5 games in TEN YEARS?! He was in Gruden’s offense for 1 year, his first year, and somehow, 9 years later and 10 teams later, he supposedly still knows it? C’mon now.

  2. Best shot at what?

    Carr is locked in as the starter and Cook is locked in at #2.

    Having a 31yr old QB whose ceiling has already been reached leapfrog a younger QB with a higher ceiling (how much higher is open for debate) is suspect, at best

    Johnson will be gifted the #3 slot.

  3. Apparently the Raiders forgot that none of Gruden’s hand-picked QB’s in Tampa were any good.

  4. He knows how to handle Gruden as a coach and will serve as an example in the Coach’s Head-Games Department.

    He’s a consummate pro, that shows up to work and does his job.

  5. Hope you Raider fans are ready for Old Jon’s head games he plays with the players’. It’s what got him fired in Tampa but now you’re stuck with him for a decade.

  6. He has certainly persevered. If he gets another shot, I hope he makes the most of it. He had phenomenal stats in college, and he wouldn’t keep getting chances if he didn’t have some talent.

  7. There are some good kids out there that might be the next Brady. I’m hoping drafting another quarterback isn’t out of the plans.

  8. He has 5 NFL starts, but being signed as a 31 year old camp body for a team with a firmly entrenched young starting QB is his best shot since he was drafted? Whatever you guys are on…I want some.

  9. Veteran camp arm with some knowledge of the system is all this is. Carr needs someone with EXP to push him. (not saying Josh is even close talent wise) Josh will go in and get to work and give it his all. Carr played best when he had a vet as the #2 QB.

  10. billswillnevermove says:
    March 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    Hope he can throw the ball. Start over Carr.
    ———————————–
    You haven’t had a QB since the K-Gun. Stay in your lane.

  11. Kudos to this guy. No games played since 2013, no attempts since 2011 with a career line of 96 of 177 for 1042 with 10 ints & 5 tds. This guy just can’t get away.

  12. Man, I love this Gruden guy. He really knows how to throw darts on the wall.

    Raiders reek of desperation and total rebuild. Playoffs in next 20 years?

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    pantherpro says:
    March 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    That is the Las Vegas Raiders!

    Your team is in Santa Clara, sad

  14. billswillnevermove says:
    March 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm
    Hope he can throw the ball. Start over Carr.

    Four straight with the clown Kelly leading them and it’s always going to be wide right, it’ll never change, that’s your pathetic history, you’re the Browns and Bengals combined

  15. andreboy1 says:
    March 19, 2018 at 4:52 pm
    Hope you Raider fans are ready for Old Jon’s head games he plays with the players’. It’s what got him fired in Tampa but now you’re stuck with him for a decade.

    And you’re stuck with Winston

  16. pantherpro says:
    March 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    That is the Las Vegas Raiders!
    – – – – – – – – – – –
    enjoy your San Jose 49ers

  17. I have a hunch Raiders will finish last in their division in 2018. And when Marc Davis tries to scratch his head, trying to figure out why he paid so much to hire a head coach, he feels nothing because his wig is in the way.

  18. To all you QB guru’s out there: I must have missed your predictions last year when you all predicted Nick Foles would win the super bowl, Case Keenum would go 13-3, and Jared Goff would have an excellent year.

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