The Detroit Lions have signed QB Josh Johnson following a workout this morning.
The #Lions are signing QB Josh Johnson after the workout this morning, source says. That makes a baker’s dozen of teams for Johnson in his NFL career. He has a shot to cement the backup job behind Matt Stafford following Tom Savage’s injury the other night.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 10, 2019
Full contract details were not disclosed but it’s reportedly a one-year deal.
After backup QB Tom Savage went down with what looks like some sort of head/neck injury, the Lions were in need of another body behind QB Matthew Stafford.
Johnson has been all over the place since coming into the league out of San Diego in 2008.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008–2011)
- San Francisco 49ers (2012)*
- Sacramento Mountain Lions (2012)
- Cleveland Browns (2012)
- Cincinnati Bengals (2013)
- San Francisco 49ers (2014)
- Cincinnati Bengals (2015)*
- New York Jets (2015)*
- Indianapolis Colts (2015)
- Buffalo Bills (2015)
- Baltimore Ravens (2016)*
- New York Giants (2016)
- Houston Texans (2017)
- Oakland Raiders (2018)*
- Washington Redskins (2018)
(“*” indicates offseason and/or practice squad member only)
The journeyman does have some experience with Lions current quarterback coach Sean Ryan while in Houston.
(This article will be updated to provide more information as it becomes available.)