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LA Wildcats QB Josh Johnson Hoping For An XFL Return, Thanks Fans

LA Wildcats QB Josh Johnson recorded a poignant message to XFL players and fans. Just how much he appreciated the opportunity to play football.

Johnson sat down with Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register to talk about getting another NFL opportunity and playing in the XFL.

On Playing Again In The NFL

“I think about it every day, I’m waiting for the opportunity call from the NFL. . . . One thing I’ve learned in the NFL, trying to stick around (requires) patience. You never know when an opportunity is going to come. So I just have to stay ready, and don’t let nothing bring it down because I might get the call at Week One or I might get the call at Week 16.”

Johnson played for 13 NFL teams in 12 seasons, playing in 33 games with eight starts. His last NFL regular-season game was in 2018 for the Washington Redskins when he started their final three games.

On The XFL Season Ending To Soon

Johnson called it a “blow to the gut,”

If He Would Return To The XFL

“Hell yeah, I’d consider it,” “We had unfinished business, and I was enjoying myself playing football. I was there to be a football player, and I was really enjoying that experience. I think it’s worth the try, especially if you still want to continue to stay in this game like I do. There’s not a lot of options as football players.”

Johnson led the XFL with a 106.3 passer rating, throwing for 1,076 yards with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions in four games. At the season’s end, Johnson was making a run at MVP behind Houston Roughnecks QB JP Walker.

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