For the second week in a row, former Wildcats quarterback Josh Johnson has seen in-game action with the New York Jets. While he only appeared briefly during a matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, his presence lasted much longer against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football.
During the first quarter, Mike White appeared to suffer an injury to his forearm. He left the field, and Johnson took over at quarterback. While it was originally thought that White could return, he remained on the sidelines for the rest of the game. The Jets went on to lose 45-30, but not before Johnson could make a name for himself.
In over three quarters of playing time, the veteran signal-caller completed 27 of 41 passes for 317 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He finished the night with a passer rating of 103.4. This game was by far the best of Johnson’s NFL career, an impressive feat given how long he’s been a pro.
Johnson was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, following his tenure at the University of San Diego. Since then, he’s only started 8 games. At the age of 35, many expected Johnson’s career to be over, but it’s clear that there’s still some gas left in the tank.
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