Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Johnson has a visit scheduled with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday. This will be the first visit for Johnson of this free agency period. Washington has executed a trade with the St. Louis Rams in order to move into the second overall selection in next month’s draft and the team has signed Rex Grossman for another year. Washington is fully expected to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick.
No one in the NFL was perhaps hoping QB Alex Smith would sign someplace other than San Francisco, it might have been Josh Johnson. You could connect the dots as San Francisco as a possible landing spot for Johnson given his association with head coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh coached Josh Johnson at San Diego in the college ranks.
In Josh Johnson’s senior year at San Diego, he went the entire season throwing just one interception, an interception which was caused by the ball bouncing off a players shoulder pads. He was drafted by the Buccaneers while Jon Gruden was still the head coach.
Johnson would struggle to find playing time in Washington. However, Johnson is more in the mold of Griffin than Grossman as they are both highly mobile.