Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson
33-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh Johnson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Lions in August of 2019.
Signs contract with Lions
QBDetroit Lions
Ankle
August 10, 2019
Johnson signed a contract with the Lions on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
It seems as if Tom Savage's potential concussion during Thursday's preseason opener may be worse than the Lions initially let on, as the team immediately set out to acquire a veteran backup for starter Matthew Stafford. Johnson underwent ankle surgery back in March but has been fully cleared to practice and should be healthy competition for Savage or David Fales as the trio competes for the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Johnson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
20.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
9.3 Yds
 
Sack Rate
9.0%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.4%
 
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2018 Josh Johnson Split Stats
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2013
2011
2010
2009
2008
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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Leaves Baltimore without deal
QBFree Agent
Ankle
July 29, 2019
Johnson (ankle) was offered a contract by the Ravens on Monday but did not sign with the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Works out for Baltimore
QBFree Agent
Ankle
July 28, 2019
Johnson (ankle) is working out for the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Undergoes ankle surgery
QBFree Agent
Ankle
March 14, 2019
Johnson underwent surgery on his ankle, Tom Krasovic of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Could stay in Washington
QBWashington Redskins
February 5, 2019
The Redskins have expressed interest in re-signing Johnson, ESPN.com's John Keim reports.
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Pedestrian in season-ending start
QBWashington Redskins
December 30, 2018
Johnson completed 12 of 27 passes for 91 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Redskins' 24-0 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. He also rushed three times for four yards and had a fumble that was recovered by the offense.
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