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Josh Johnson is the best journeyman in NFL historical past


Quarterback Josh Johnson is a kind of guys who simply retains popping up. He’s all the time buried on the depth chart, talked about solely when a beginning QB goes down and there’s an opportunity he’ll see taking part in time — however to his credit score, the dude simply retains ticking.

So, when Johnson went off for the Broncos in preseason, going 16-for-23, 172 yards and two touchdowns it was a pleasant alternative to keep in mind that Josh Johnson continues to be within the league. Then the NFL posted this and it took my breath away.

Sure, in case you’re counting that every one up Johnson has performed for 14 — FOURTEEN! — NFL groups! That’s the present document for many groups performed for by a single participant. In some way even wilder is how he’s performed for 4 completely different soccer leagues. Throughout Johnson’s 15 12 months soccer profession he’s taken snaps within the NFL, UFL, AAF and XFL — all the time proving helpful, all the time getting his job completed.

This isn’t some wild profession that’s resulted in large contracts, however quite amassing paydays from principally everybody. Based on Spotrac Johnson may have made $9.1M by the tip of this season, which is greater than most of us hope to make in a lifetime. He’s lived throughout the nation, solely appeared in 37 common season video games, and is extra there for security and ethical help than the rest. Granted, he’s no Chase Daniel who has made $41M over his profession doing kind of the identical factor, however Daniel needed to take snaps in 70 video games.

Josh Johnson has decoded the artwork of soccer. His physique has by no means damaged down, at age 36 he can theoretically preserve going for one more 5-6 years at the least, if he needs to — and he’s nonetheless taking part in at a excessive degree. I’m merely in awe of all the pieces Johnson has completed in his soccer profession, as we must always all be.

Each group wants a Josh Johnson. Solely 18 groups haven’t had Josh Johnson. At this level it must be written into his contracts {that a} group can solely preserve him for a season, at which group he can signal some other place — simply so he can prolong the document.

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