Josh Johnson has once again landed a new deal with a familiar team. The journeyman quarterback is signing with the Ravens for a third time, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Twitter link).
Johnson, 37, has been a member of an NFL-record 14 teams over the span of his career, also spending time in the UFL, AAF and XFL along the way. His previous stints in Baltimore came in 2016 and 2021; it was during the latter campaign that he made his only start as a Raven. Given the team’s current depth chart, it would come as a surprise if he were to see any game action this time around.
Baltimore has Lamar Jackson on the books for the next five years after they brought his contract saga to an end earlier this offseason. That will allow the team to move forward with certainty at the top of the depth chart, but the former MVP has been sidelined to close out the season in each of the past two years. That leaves their backup and third-string options a point of interest.
The Ravens tendered restricted free agent Tyler Huntley at the low-round level ($2.63MM). The former UDFA would have been able to head elsewhere on an offer sheet which would not have put Baltimore in line for compensation, but Huntley ultimately signed the one-year deal. The 25-year-old has made four starts in each of the past two regular seasons, and started the team’s wild-card loss to the Bengals in 2022.
Johnson – who began last season on the Broncos’ practice squad before signing with the 49ers amidst their quarterback injuries – will likely be competing for the third-string role in training camp. That spot currently belongs to Anthony Brown, a UDFA who made one start as a rookie last season. The Ravens also included one signal-caller (Nolan Henderson) in this year’s group of undrafted rookie signings. Johnson will look to outperform those two as a means of at least earning a spot on the Ravens’ practice squad.
7 comments on “Ravens, QB Josh Johnson Agree To Deal”
Definitely deserves to be inducted into the Clipboard Hall of Fame.
It might not be THE dream, but he is certainly living A dream, eh?
Good on him. Wouldn’t be getting all these chances if he wasn’t a good teammate and hard worker.
Imagine all the free swag he has piled up?
this guy sucks
And you swallow. Josh works hard or he won’t not be this popular as a backup. You are lazy with such an uneducated statement.
that’s why everyone else just ignored the comment
He had one good outing with the Jets. I saw a stat posted on Twitter that the Jets had the best offensive rating among all teams in the league over the past two years in games where Zach Wilson wasn’t the starting QB and second worst where he was. Josh was a part of that replacement crew.