As the San Francisco 49ers prepare for the Brock Purdy era following the injuries suffered by Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance, the team has signed another veteran quarterback to add some depth to their roster.
The Niners announced Tuesday that the team has signed QB Josh Johnson to a one-year deal.
49ers officially signed QB Josh Johnson to a one-year deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 6, 2022
Johnson is well-traveled around the NFL. Originally selected in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he has suited up one way or another for the Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, 49ers, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Washington Commanders, Detroit Lions, and Denver Broncos.
As this is his 15th team in 15 seasons, that’s a new NFL benchmark, whether Johnson wants it or not.
Johnson has appeared in 37 games, starting nine of them, completing 205 of 353 pass attempts for 2,270 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s also recorded 76 rushes for 422 yards and one rushing score.
It’s a state homecoming for Johnson, who grew up in Oakland and played college football at the University of San Diego.
Purdy will get the start for the remainder of the season but if anything happens to him, it looks like Johnson will be the guy to step into the limelight, making for quite the wild quarterback story for the 49ers this season.