Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
2 weeks ago

Johnson agreed to terms Tuesday on a contract with the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will replace the recently signed Matt McGloin as the Texans' third quarterback, with the potential to eventually challenge the uninspiring duo of Tom Savage and T.J. Yates for the starting or top backup roles, respectively. Though the 31-year-old Johnson has just five NFL starts on his resume, he's enjoyed a long career as a backup in the league thanks in large part to his live arm and mobility. Johnson's last regular-season NFL snap came in 2013 as a member of the Bengals.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
3 months ago

Johnson was released by the Giants on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was entrenched in a battle with Geno Smith for the No. 2 job behind starter Eli Manning. Neither was particularly impressive in preseason action, but it seems the Giants are simply more comfortable with Smith. The team's No. 3 QB, 2017 third-rounder Davis Webb, was never in danger of losing his roster spot because of the draft capital the team invested in him.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
3 months ago

Johnson completed 5-of-10 passes for 31 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson got the start with veteran Eli Manning sitting for this tuneup, but struggled in his four drives of action. He took three costly sacks, including a six-yard loss from Pittsburgh's 3-yard line. Geno Smith didn't do much with his opportunity, either, also failing to produce a touchdown while adding one interception. Johnson entered with a slight edge over the former Jet in the competition for the backup job, and this game likely didn't change that status quo with both failing to impress.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
3 months ago

Johnson is starting Friday's preseason game versus the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With Eli Manning sidelined for the exhibition opener, Johnson has been handed the first chance to land the backup quarterback gig. Once Johnson takes a seat, Geno Smith will try has hand with the Giants offense, but rookie Davis Webb is expected to see some action as well. Nevertheless, whoever lands the No. 2 spot is unlikely to pick up more than garbage-time snaps due to Manning's consecutive-game streak of 199 games.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
8 months ago

Johnson signed a two-year contract with the Giants on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants could look to address their quarterback depth in the 2017 NFL Draft, but as things currently stand, Johnson looks in line to serve as Eli Manning's top backup. The 30-year-old Johnson brings a mobility to the position that Manning lacks, but he hasn't logged a snap in a regular-season game since the 2013 season. Fortunately for the Giants, Manning is about as durable as it gets, so Johnson's lack of reps the last few seasons shouldn't be a major issue.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
1 year ago

Johnson will serve as the backup to starter Eli Manning on Sunday against the Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will move up the depth chart in the absence of Ryan Nassib, who is inactive Sunday due to elbow soreness. The 30-year-old has yet to take a snap this season, and hasn't completed a pass in the NFL since the 2011 season with Tampa Bay.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
1 year ago

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 matchup versus the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backup is expected to carry this same status the majority of the season, barring injury to either Eli Manning or top backup Ryan Nassib.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
1 year ago

Johnson signed with the Giants on Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson, who was released by the Ravens this weekend, will provide a veteran presence at quarterback behind Eli Manning and young backup Ryan Nassib. Barring any extraordinary circumstance, Johnson likely won't see the field in 2016, but he gives the team some needed insurance at the position.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
2 years ago

With EJ Manuel inactive for Thursday's game at the Jets, Johnson will serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Tyrod Taylor.

EDGE Analysis

We're not sure if the Bills are just about done with Manuel and his inconsistent play or if Johnson - signed as a free agent a month ago - has started showing enough in practices that the Bills decided to make a change in the pecking order. For now, if your league goes deep enough to where backup quarterbacks matter, Johnson looks like the direct insurance behind the surprisingly capable Taylor.

Josh Johnson
QB HOU (7)
2 years ago

Johnson agreed to a contract with the Bills on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

After spending the last two weeks as quarterback insurance for the Colts, Johnson will head to Buffalo to do the same. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) is banged up and uncertain to play this week, and if he is unable to go, EJ Manuel would start for the Bills and Johnson would serve as Manual's backup.