dave mcbride Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 (edited) Not sure all that many folks remember, but Josh Johnson -- a terrible QB who has somehow managed to last in the league for 15 years (albeit with stints in the United Football League, the Alliance of American Football League, and the XFL) despite a QB rating below the NFL equivalent of the Mendoza line -- did a stint with the Bills in 2015. He was signed mid-season when Tyrod Taylor got hurt and was the primary backup to EJ Manuel in the London game against Jax. We almost got a chance to see him perform given how awful Manuel was in the first half of that game. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Johnson_(quarterback) The most amazing thing about him is that he has played for 15 NFL teams! I mean, I thought Fitzpatrick had played for a lot of teams, but wow. This unintentionally hilarious article from two and half years ago has him about to hang it up after his 13th NFL team: https://www.sportscasting.com/after-13-nfl-teams-josh-johnsons-exhausting-football-career-may-be-over/. He has had over 20 contracts including the non-NFL pro-league contracts! (Jim Harbaugh was his coach at D3 University of San Diego too.) The non-NFL teams he played for: Sacramento Mountain Lions - United Football League (he played two games and then the league folded) San Diego Fleet - Alliance of American Football Los Angeles Wildcats - XFL It's both kinda sad and poetic that he now may well be done forever after embarrassing himself on the biggest of stages before getting concussed out of the game by legit bad man Ndamukong Suh. But he's the ultimate survivor, so I probably shouldn't write his obituary yet. Finally, I like the title of this entertaining Vice piece: "Josh Johnson, Emergency Quarterback": https://www.vice.com/en/article/9a4e7y/josh-johnson-emergency-quarterback And here is a picture of him as a Bill: Edited January 30 by dave mcbride 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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