Ravens to work out quarterback Josh Johnson
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to work out veteran quarterback, Josh Johnson(FA), according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The 33-year-old free agent was initially drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round(160th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. Johnson would spend three seasons in Tampa Bay, while starting just five games and being labeled the losing quarterback in all of them. The backup signal-caller would then have short stints with the Browns, Bengals, 49ers, and most recently, the Redskins in 2018(more on that to come).
As aforementioned, Johnson most recently appeared in four games for the Washington Redskins, starting in three of them, while throwing for 590 passing yards, three touchdowns, and ending with a completion percentage of 57.1%. In his career, Johnson has thrown for eight touchdowns, 1,632 passing yards, and has held a completion percentage of 55.2%.
Johnson, an alum from San Diego, will likely serve as a backup for Lamar Jackson if he is indeed signed by Baltimore. Recently, Robert Griffin III was sidelined with a hairline fracture in his thumb for four to eight weeks, which likely led to this workout for Josh Johnson.
Note: Statistics used are from Pro Football Reference and the featured image is courtesy of the Washington Post.