Not many athletes can say they’ve had stints with more than a dozen teams during their playing career, but Josh Johnson is one of them.
The Lions on Saturday announced they signed the free agent quarterback after Tom Savage suffered a head injury in Thursday’s preseason game against the Patriots, making Detroit the 13th team Johnson has joined.
The Lions also inked free agent running back Justin Stockton, though terms of the deals were not disclosed.
OFFICIAL: We have signed free agent QB Josh Johnson and free agent RB Justin Stockton.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 10, 2019
Johnson, 33, initially was drafted by the Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. He also played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League and was expected to play for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football before the Redskins signed him last year.
Others teams Johnson has played with include the 49ers, Browns, Bengals, Jets, Colts, Bills, Ravens, Giants, Texans, Raiders and Redskins, though he’s only seen snaps in regular-season games with four of those franchises.
In 33 career games, including eight starts, Johnson has completed 148 of 268 passes for 1,632 yards, eight scores and 14 picks.
He threw for 590 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions for Washington in 2018.