Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson
35-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh Johnson in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the 49ers in June of 2021.
Let go by 49ers
QBFree Agent
June 1, 2021
Johnson was released by the 49ers on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The 35-year-old spent time on San Francisco's practice squad in 2020 and remained in the organization on a reserve/future contract. Johnson continues to bounce around the league and last saw game action during 2018 with Washington, when he completed 52 of 91 passes for 590 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions in four games.
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Measurables Review
How do Josh Johnson's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
219 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.65 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.99 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
114 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
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December 29, 2018
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December 26, 2018
Chris Carson should run wild at home against the Cardinals, assuming that the Seahawks play their starters.
NFL Barometer: Cleared For Takeoff
December 26, 2018
Juan Carlos Blanco checks out the fantasy risers and fallers heading into Week 17 and notes that Jets fans have plenty of reason for optimism given how Sam Darnold is closing out his rookie campaign.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Johnson was sitting on the couch when the Lions came calling after backup quarterback Tom Savage went down in the preseason with a concussion. Given Savage's history of head injuries, it's possible he could be sidelined for a while. Johnson could thus enter the season as the No. 2 option behind Matthew Stafford, though the job battle between him and David Fales for said gig could come down to the final week of exhibition play.
Johnson will compete with and likely lose to Geno Smith for the Giants backup quarterback job. It's unlikely the team will carry three QBs on its roster.
Johnson is in jeopardy of not making it past the roster cuts in 2014. The team has already stated that Blaine Gabbert will serve as the primary backup for Colin Kaepernick, and Johnson is the only remaining quarterback who is not practice squad eligible.
Johnson is expected to serve as Andy Dalton's backup in 2013.
Johnson, who is a very athletic player player at the No.2 QB position, could see a few snaps in the Wildcat or some trick plays in 2011. Don't expect much more than this unless Josh Freeman were to get hurt at some point.
Johnson is entrenched as the Buccaneers' No.2 QB and therefore will not have much fantasy value in 2010 barring an injury to starter Josh Freeman. He is still a bit raw, as evidenced by his 2009 numbers in the four starts he received as he only completed 50.4% of his passes for 685 yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He is however a great athlete, as evidenced by his 148 yards rushing on 6.7 yards per carry and has therefore been discussed by the team for use in the Wildcat.
Along with the signing of QB Byron Leftwich, the drafting of QB Josh Freeman in the first round of the NFL draft does not bode well for second-year QB Johnson being a member of the Buccaneers in 2009. Johnson will most likely have to have a strong training camp just so he can hook on with another team.
The Bucs drafted Johnson in the fifth round out of Division I-AA San Diego, where he was very effective as both a runner and a passer. This year will be a learning experience for him; hopefully, he'll see nothing but clipboard duty and get his feet wet for 2009.
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Staying in San Fran
QBSan Francisco 49ers
January 15, 2021
Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Friday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Restored to practice squad
QBFree Agent
December 31, 2020
The 49ers restored Johnson (illness) to the practice squad from the COVID-19 list, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.
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Positive test confirmed
QBFree Agent
Illness
December 23, 2020
Johnson (illness) is on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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In COVID-19 protocol
QBFree Agent
Undisclosed
December 22, 2020
Johnson was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Gets new opportunity
QBFree Agent
November 6, 2020
The 49ers signed Johnson to the practice squad Friday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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