Washington working to re-sign Josh Johnson

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Washington may or may not have Alex Smith in 2019 depending on his health. They will have Colt McCoy, and they would like to have Josh Johnson back.

Team president Bruce Allen said the team is working to re-sign Johnson, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Washington signed Johnson on Dec. 4 after McCoy was injured. He backed up Mark Sanchez for one game before starting the final three games.

Johnson, 32, 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.

He has appeared in 33 games with eight starts in his career.

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.

12 responses to “Washington working to re-sign Josh Johnson

  1. Good insurance move, because, as Bruce Allen alluded to yesterday, Alex Smith is day to day. Geesh.

  2. “working”? How much work will it take to sign a QB no other team has any interest in at all?

    Are they planning to “Tank for Tua”?

  3. Sweet, I was beginning to think we were going to miss the playoffs again next year. Thanks Brice for all of your hard work!

  4. How much “work” does it take Bruce to re-sign him? I liked Josh’s feel good story last year about going from rec league basketball to starting in the NFL in the span of two weeks. And Josh is a great guy to be sure. But the only “work” Allen has to do is to put a paper of paper in front of Josh offering the veteran minimum and say “sign here.” Memo to Bruce: the hoops team in the rec league will not outbid you. Don’t overthink it Bruce.

  5. Johnson has limited skill set but played 2 very solid games last season. He’s no world beater and you have some serious problems if he is your day 1 starter but bringing him bac as competition for Colt is a good thing. The team will most likely draft a QB and ride out a rough year before firing Jay and promoting Kevin O’Connell.

  6. All the negatives of Alice Smith and of the Great Gimmick, RG part Three. This guy is a complete waste – but he’ll play for peanuts.

  7. Carroll Prescott says:
    February 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    Great Gimmick, RG part Three.
    Who cares??? Redskins fans still moping about RG3 are just as bad as other fans still bringing up Albert Haynesworth. Only three current Redskins have ever been on the same team as Griffin and the lost picks are immaterial.

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