ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent QB Josh Johnson, the club announced Monday.
Johnson was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft and has since spent time with 10 NFL teams over his 10-year career.
The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder’s career totals include 29 games played with five starts, completing 96 passes on 177 attempts for a 54.2 completion percentage while totaling 1,042 passing yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions, earning a passer rating of 57.7. As a rusher, Johnson has totaled 44 carries for 274 yards (6.2 avg.). Johnson started four games for the Buccaneers in 2009 and finished the season with 685 passing yards on 63-of-125 passing with four touchdowns and eight interceptions.
A native of Oakland, Calif., Johnson played four years at the University of San Diego where he was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press as a junior in 2006. He also attended Oakland Technical High School where he earned first-team All-City honors and helped his team to the Oakland Athletic League championship as a senior.
Meet new Raiders quarterback Josh Johnson. He is a native of Oakland, Calif. and was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.