Josh Johnson went 6 years and 363 days between NFL passes.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2018
According to @EliasSports, that's the longest drought between passes since Doug Flutie went 8 years and 277 days between passes (Dec. 1989 to Sept. 1998).
The other fallout of Johnson being out of the league and off the field for so long was when he signed with the Redskins this past week, he had no idea his teammate's names, so he turned to his closest available resource to learn them: Madden.
Josh Johnson said he was playing in a charity basketball game in Oakland last Sunday and legitimately had to play Madden this week just to learn teammates’ names. #Redskins— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) December 9, 2018
That's a pretty genius way to quickly learn your new teammate's names, much more entertaining than simply pulling up the roster on google. At least with Madden, he could do some scouting, check in and see who is favorite targets might be.
Regardless, Johnson is most likely just happy to have another shot in the NFL. Now that he's got his teammate's names down, it's time to start learning the playbook. Unfortunately, I don't think he'll be able to turn to Madden for assistance in that.
Johnson's career stats aren't exactly glamorous either. He's played for more NFL teams under contract (12) than the number of years he's spent in the league since being selected in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He's started five games total but appeared in 30 over his NFL career, with six passing touchdowns and 11 interceptions through the air.
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