Johnson signs two year deal with San Francisco

Written by Chris Kolb | Posted on 22 March 2012


Topics: Free Agency, San Francisco 49ers

Having played his college football at the University of San Diego under 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that quarterback Josh Johnson (Buccaneers) would end up signing with San Francisco this off-season.

After getting last year’s starter Alex Smith locked up for a reasonable amount, the 49ers made that projection a reality, agreeing to a two year contract with Johnson earlier this evening.

Johnson,25, has been the primary backup for Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay the past three seasons, totaling 96 completions for 1,042 yards, five touchdowns and 11 interceptions in limited playing time.

It’s likely that Johnson will compete with Colin Kaepernick for the second string role in San Francisco and could potentially push for playing time if Smith reverts back to the inconsistent level of play he displayed prior to last season.



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Chris Kolb is the founder of NFL News & Rumors and is currently the lead writer for the site as well. A passionate fan of both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Boston Red Sox since his childhood, Chris has been writing extensively since 2005. His work has been featured on Fox Sports, KFFL, Arrowhead Addict, and Associated Content.

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