Josh Johnson is an American footballer for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL; his position is quarterback. He has been a member of 14 teams in his 13 years in the NFL. Josh also played in the Alliance of American Football (AAF), the United Football League (UFL), and the XFL. Josh played college football at the University of San Diego. Further, in the 2008 NFL Draft, Josh was selected by the team Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 5th round.
Josh Johnson Signed To 49ers Active Roster After Jimmy Garoppolo Foot Injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday night that Josh Johnson is leaving for the penthouse. On 4th December 2022, Josh (36) was signed to the 49er’s active roster as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a foot injury.
In March, Josh joined Denver to battle as a backup for the QB job behind Russell Wilson. He threw for 349 yards and 2 touchdowns in 3 preseason appearances but later lost the competition to Brett Rypien. Josh was released at final cuts and re-signed to the taxi squad.
Added to the Niners’ active roster, Josh should be the No. 2 behind new starter Brock Purdy. The Broncos, meanwhile, will move forward with Rypien and Wilson at the position.
Josh Johnson Early Life:
Josh was born on 15th May 1986 in Oakland, California.
Josh Johnson Family Background:
Josh was born to Gordie Johnson and Rosemary Whisenton. Further, his family background is unavailable as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Josh Johnson Education:
Josh attended Oakland Technical High School; he was a letterman in basketball, football, and track & field. As a senior in football, Josh was a first-team All-City selection and contributed to his team winning the Oakland Athletic League Championship. Further, in 2004, Josh enrolled at the University of San Diego, where he played backup quarterback to another player named Todd Mortensen.
Josh Johnson Physical stats:
Josh stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 92kg. He has an athletic body with black colored eyes and hair.
Josh Johnson Birth Signs:
According to Josh’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Taurus. He is currently 36 years old. Further, his birth flower is the Poppy, and the ruling planet is Venus.
Josh Johnson Net Worth:
Based on Josh’s career history with different teams, his estimated networth should be between $2 million to $4 million.
Josh Johnson Relationship Status:
Josh is currently single, but there are rumors of him having a relationship with a girl named Zina. He and Zina often post pictures and videos of them on their Instagram account.
Josh Johnson Career:
Josh finished his first season at the University of San Diego with 135 yards, and for the 2005 season, he got the starting job after Todd Mortensen’s departure. Josh achieved 3 conference player of the week honors and totaled 8 games with 4 or more passing touchdowns. He finished the season recording 3,256 yards and 36 touchdowns, with a completion rate of 70.1%.
Further, in his junior season, Josh was named third-team Associated Press All-America and PFL Offensive Player of the Year. Josh finished his season recording 3,320 yards, 34 touchdowns passing, 720 yards, and 11 touchdowns rushing.
After two excellent seasons, Josh started his 2007 on the Walter Payton Award monitoring list and as a Preseason All-American.
Josh finished the season recording 2,988 yards, 43 touchdowns passing, 1 interception, 726 yards, and 2 touchdowns rushing. In NCAA Division-I football history, he holds the record for the highest career passer efficiency, i.e., 176.68.
After his senior year, Josh was invited to play in Houston, Texas, in the 2008 East-West Shrine Game. He finished the game scoring 5 completions out of 11 pass attempts for 78 yards, 1 touchdown, and 103 rushing yards on 3 attempts and was named the game’s Offensive MVP.
In the 2008 NFL Draft, Josh was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25th pick of the fifth round). On 27th September 2009, he made his 1st appearance in a regular season NFL game against the New York Giants. Further, on 28th September 2010, he was named the starting quarterback and earned his 1st career start on 4th October of that same year. During the 2010 season, Josh, as a backup quarterback, recorded a 95.6 passer rating and was a backup to Josh Freeman, completing 14 16 passes for 111 yards.
On 4th December 2011, Josh started in place of the injured Josh Freeman and completed 16 passes, with 229 passing yards, 1 touchdown pass, and 1 interception.
On 24th March 2012, Josh signed a 2-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, and on 31st August 2012, Josh was named on the team’s roster for the regular season. In 2012, Josh played 2 games for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.
On 26th December 2012, Josh signed the Cleveland Browns after injuries to Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy. Further, the team’s starter Thad Lewis was injured, and Josh played for 1 snap in Week 17. The single snap resulted in a sack-fumble.
On 21st March 2013, Josh signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, and on 12th May 2014, he was released. That same month he signed with the San Francisco 49ers, and on 20th September 2014, he was released; Later, on 23rd September, Josh was re-signed. He was repeatedly signed and released.
On 2nd April 2015, Josh was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, and on 25th August 2015, he was released. Further, on 27th August 2015, Josh signed with the New York Jets, and on 5th September 2015, he was released by the Jets. Then on 2nd October 2015, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts after their starter Andrew Luck was injured. On 5th October 2015, Josh was released but subsequently re-signed on 7th October 2015 and was again released on 12th October 2015.
On 13th October 2015, Josh signed with the Buffalo Bills. Later, on 15th May 2016, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens, and on 3rd September 2016, he was released.
Further, The New York Giants signed Johnson on 5th September 2016. During the regular season, he was active for only 2 games, as the team’s backup quarterback Ryan Nassib was injured.
On 17th March 2017, Josh signed a two-year contract with the Giants, and during preseason cuts, he was released by the Giants on 2nd September 2017.
On 7th November 2017, Josh was signed by the Houston Texans after releasing Matt McGloin. On 22nd November 2017, The Texans released Josh, and on 27th December 2017, he was re-signed after an injury to Taylor Heinicke.
On 19th March 2018, Josh signed with the Oakland Raiders, and on 10th May 2018, The team released him.
Further, in 2018, Josh was assigned to the San Diego Fleet. In the 2019 AAF QB Draft, he was protected by the team with the first overall pick, and shortly after, before the AAF season began, he was signed by the Washington Redskins.
On 5th December 2018, Josh signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins and was a backup to Mark Sanchez. On 9th December 2018, Josh appeared in his 1st game after Mark was benched. Since 2013, it was Josh’s 1st appearance in an NFL game. He finished the game scoring 11 passes from 16 attempts for 195 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. For the next game, Josh was the starter, and the game resulted in a 16–13 victory. On 22nd December 2018, in the following game, Josh finished 13-of-23 with 153 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. In the Week 17 finale, he passed for 91 yards and 1 interception in the 24–0 loss. Josh had ankle surgery after the season and could not return to the team when his contract expired.
On 10th August 2019, Josh was signed by the Detroit Lions, and on 17th September 2019, he was released.
On 22nd November 2019, as part of the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft, Josh was allocated to the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL. Further, on 25th November 2019, the Detroit Lions tried to re-sign him, but he was not allowed to leave his contract. Josh scored 81 out of 135 attempts for 1,076 yards and 11 touchdowns, with 2 interceptions for a QB rating of 106.3. His performance named Josh the highest-graded quarterback in the XFL by Pro Football Focus. Later, on 10th April 2020, his contract was terminated when the league suspended operations.
On 11th November 2020, Josh was signed to the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad, and on 22nd December 2020, he was placed on the team’s practice squad (under COVID-19) list; On 31st December 2020, Josh was restored to the practice squad. Then on 15th January 2021, he signed a reserve/future contract, and on 1st June 2021, he was released by the 49ers.
On 4th August 2021, Josh signed with the New York Jets, and on 31st August 2021, he was released and then re-signed to the practice squad the next day. In Week 8, Josh took the field during the third quarter and completed 2 of 4 passes for 17 yards. Further, in the Week 9 matchup, Josh again relieved an injured Mike White during the Jet’s second drive. Josh threw 317 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.
On 15th December 2021, Josh was signed off of the team’s practice squad by the Baltimore Ravens. Further, on 18th March 2022, Josh signed with the Denver Broncos and was released on 30th August 2022, but the following day he was signed to the practice squad.
On 4th December 2022, Johnson was signed to the 49er’s active roster as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a foot injury.
Josh Johnson Social Appearance:
Josh is present only on Instagram, with around 37.5K followers. He has a variety of posts on his account and regularly updates his fans through the account.