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49ers officially sign QB Josh Johnson to a one-year deal

Dec 6, 2022 at 12:07 PM


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The San Francisco 49ers officially announced that they have signed quarterback Josh Johnson to a one-year deal. News of the signing was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday, after the 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 33-17, following the news that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending foot injury.

The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown.



Johnson (6-3, 205) was originally drafted in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Throughout his career with the Buccaneers (2009-11), Cleveland Browns (2012), Cincinnati Bengals (2013), 49ers (2014, 2020-21), New York Jets (2015, 2021), Indianapolis Colts (2015), Buffalo Bills (2015), Baltimore Ravens (2016, 2021), New York Giants (2017), Houston Texans (2017), Washington Football Team (2018), Detroit Lions (2019) and Denver Broncos (2021), he has appeared in 37 games (nine starts) and completed 205 of 353 pass attempts for 2,270 yards and 13 touchdowns. He's also recorded 76 rushes for 422 yards (5.6 average) and one touchdown on the ground.

In 2021, Johnson spent time with the Jets and the Ravens, where he appeared in four games and completed 57 of 85 attempts for 638 yards, five touchdowns, and a 99.0 quarterback rating. This year, Johnson signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad on August 31, 2022, after spending training camp with the team.

A 36-year-old native of Oakland, CA, Johnson attended the University of San Diego. He owns numerous USD career passing records, including touchdown passes (113), completions (724), attempts (1,065), passing yards (9,699), and efficiency rating (176.7). Additionally, Johnson rushed for 1,864 and 19 touchdowns, finishing his career with 11,563 yards of total offense.

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