Josh Johnson Turns Down Ravens

It wasn’t meant to be. Quarterback Josh Johnson has turned down a contract offer from the Ravens, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). 

Johnson would have been a logical fit for the Ravens given his history with the club and the team’s need for another arm in camp. However, RGIII will likely return when the season begins, so Johnson didn’t feel it was the right opportunity. Instead, he’ll presumably wait for another camp injury and a better opportunity to make someone’s 53-man cut.

Johnson has toured much of the NFL over the course of his career, but went many years without actually taking a snap. At the age of 33, Johnson is probably tired of the add/drop game and is looking for something stable. This season will mark Johnson’s 12th in professional football.

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7 comments on “Josh Johnson Turns Down Ravens

  1. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Would’ve been a good fit but as soon as RGIII is back, I doubt the Ravens would keep Josh Johnson with them having 4 QBs total.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Why sign with the Ravens when you can get a “I was showcased by the XFL” T-shirt?

  3. Rocket32

    Is a guy like Josh Johnson really in much of a position to reject any opportunity he gets offered?

    • Dkaner

      Apparently he thinks so and why would you sign at a place knowing you will be cut? He’s doing the right thing by waiting it out and see if he can make a team.

      • bradthebluefish
        bradthebluefish

        Wonder if Josh Johnson should have signed and added an opt out to his clause.

    • highplainsdriftr

      Seems he’s made a decent career for himself. 12 years is a long time in the pro game

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