Baltimore Ravens: 3 candidates to be the third QB on roster in wake of new rule
By Ryan Heckman
Candidates to be Baltimore Ravens third QB on roster: Josh Johnson
On the same day this new bylaw was passed by owners, the Ravens seemed to make a corresponding move. Baltimore signed 37-year-old veteran quarterback Josh Johnson as another depth piece and training camp body.
But, could he end up being more than just a camp body? Johnson has been around a long time, and played for a whopping 14 teams before joining Baltimore. He's only started nine career games since entering the NFL back in 2009 as a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Despite starting so few games, Johnson has enjoyed a lengthy career, mostly due to the fact that he's been one of the true professionals at the position. He's been a phenomenal locker room presence. You've never heard anyone, at least publicly, say a bad thing about this guy.
He might not be an all-world type of talent, but Johnson is well-worth considering as a third quarterback. Last season, he actually ended up coming in during the NFC Championship Game after Brock Purdy left with an injury. The 49ers are another team that could take advantage of this rule, with all of their fluctuation at the quarterback position. But, Baltimore is lucky enough to have signed Johnson before San Francisco got the chance.