August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson (1) carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 35-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals Sign Josh Johnson to Backup Andy Dalton


After letting backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowki depart via free agency this offseason, the Bengals were left with no one to backup Andy Dalton in the event he were to go down with injury. Zac Robinison had a decent year on the practice squad, but the team was hoping to find a veteran backup, and they’ve found their man in Josh Johnson.

Johnson played for the San Francisco 49ers last year in the preseason while backing up Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith, but was eventually cut and signed with the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.  Johnson spent his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For his career Johnson has completed just 54.2% of his throws for 1,1042 yards passing, five touchdowns and ten interceptions. He’s never been a #1 option for a team, and he won’t be expected to do anything more than backup Dalton and hopefully will never have to do anything other than carry a clipboard on the sideline.



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