The Seattle Seahawks’ 2018 preseason debut against the Indianapolis Colts saw backup quarterback Austin Davis take a couple of sacks and a really awful interception in the end zone, while rookie Alex McGough had a meager 27 net yards passing on 15 dropbacks. Not exactly scintillating stuff, to put it kindly.
With that in mind, Seattle is reportedly bringing in Josh Johnson for a workout, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Johnson is known for being Marshawn Lynch’s cousin, and also the fact that he’s signed for a ton of teams over his ten-year career. If he joins the Seahawks after this workout, it’ll be his 12th different NFL team, and 13th overall if you count his time with the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.
He has not played in any game since he was with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013, and hasn’t thrown an NFL pass since 2011, back when he spent his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Johnson even amassed five career starts, all in the 2009 season, but he’s a career 54% passer with just five touchdowns and ten interceptions, and an 0-5 record to boot.
The 32-year-old Johnson was last on an active roster in 2017, when the Houston Texans signed him after DeShaun Watson’s season-ending injury, only to cut him, then re-sign him prior to the team’s final game. Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders signed Johnson in March of this year, then cut him loose in May.
In other words, if neither Davis nor McGough really gives you much confidence in the backup QB position... don’t expect the potential inclusion of Josh Johnson to really amount to much.