It’s been quite a journey for Alt-Football legend Josh Johnson. Essentially breaking down his career over three different parts, journeying over four leagues and Seventeen teams Johnson finally made his playoff debut. After injury to Brock Purdy’s wrist on a Hassan Reddick Sack-Fumble, Josh Johnson was thrust into his first playoff game since coming into the NFL in 2008.
Johnson despite having two cameos in 2021 of over 300 yards passing for the Jets and Ravens, could not get the 49ers going. Despite Christian McCaffrey putting the team on his back for the 49ers touchdown initial touchdown drive. Johnson himself would be ruled out later in the game due to a concussion and force Brock Purdy to return to the game despite an injury to his throwing arm.
Johnson went 7 of 13 for 74 yards in his playoff debut. For a 49ers teams to go down to their 4th QB after the magical run of Brock Purdy, to see the season end with both 49ers QB not able to perform at the highest level is a bit of disservice to fans and the game itself.
For Johnson who has waited his whole career for this moment it’s a bit of a disappointment for him to not be able to lead the Niners to a storybook ending. However, in the end for Johnson to even be in the NFL at this point is an accomplishment itself much less playing in a playoff game after his years on Practice Squads, the UFL, and the XFL.
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