Baltimore Ravens sign another veteran quarterback for depth
By Ryan Heckman
Monday, the Baltimore Ravens made another move to their quarterback room when they signed long-time journeyman, veteran Josh Johnson.
Baltimore now has four quarterbacks on the roster, with the freshly-inked Lamar Jackson firmly cemented, along with backups Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown. Johnson probably won't end up making the final roster, but will provide the team with some solid depth over the summer months and give them another camp body.
Johnson has played for a whopping 14 teams now, including the Ravens, who he's spent two other stints with in the past.
The former fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2008 played for Baltimore in 2016 and 2021, as well.
Josh Johnson will be playing for the Baltimore Ravens for the third time in his career
Last season, Johnson played some of the most meaningful football he's ever had to play since entering the league back in 2008. In the NFC Championship Game, he saw playing time because the San Francisco 49ers were ravaged by injuries, with Brock Purdy going down after throwing just four passes.
Johnson finished that game going 7-for-13 for 74 yards, with no touchdowns and no picks thrown. He was sacked twice.
The veteran has somehow managed to continue playing, even now at age 37, while only starting nine games over the past 16 seasons. It's actually quite unbelievable what he's been able to accomplish.
At this point, Johnson is looked at as a great locker room guy who brings a ton of experience, from a lot of different locker rooms and so many organizations over the years. He is a standup man and player, and has always done what is asked of him.
Obviously, he won't be asked to do too much in Baltimore since their quarterback room is pretty much set with Jackson and Huntley, with Brown likely being the third in line and a practice squad candidate.