Former Washington QB Josh Johnson pressured into NFC title sport

Former Washington quarterback Josh Johnson discovered himself in a well-recognized place, in Sunday’s NFC championship sport, because the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-7.

The Eagles had taken the opening kickoff and pushed 66 yards in 11 performs to seize an early 7-0 lead. The 49ers, in flip, had taken possession at their very own 25, gained 25 yards, and confronted a 2nd & 6 on the 50. Rookie beginning quarterback Brock Purdy dropped again to go and was hit from his proper aspect by the Eagles’ Hassan Reddick, injuring Purdy’s proper throwing elbow.

Johnson, who was not even with the 49ers till he was signed on Dec. 6, was pressured into fairly the unenviable place of dealing with the NFL’s greatest go rush whereas not even having had time to be taught all of his personal crew’s offense. (Johnson had been training because the scout crew quarterback, working the offense of the 49ers opposition every week since he signed with San Francisco).

This all rings a bell for Washington followers who observe their crew carefully.  November 18, 2018, Washington was 6-3 dealing with the Houston Texans when beginning quarterback Alex Smith suffered a season-ending compound fracture of his leg.

Two weeks later, new starter Colt McCoy suffered a damaged leg in a Monday night time sport at Philadelphia, ending his season. Mark Sanchez, the veteran third-stringer, was now the starter, and Washington urgently signed Johnson.

Sanchez struggled mightily, and Johnson was pressured into motion, although he had final thrown an NFL regular-season go seven seasons earlier as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer in 2011. Johnson performed within the ultimate 4 video games of the season, beginning the final three.

Johnson did lead Washington to a 16-13 street win at Jacksonville; nonetheless, Washington, after the Alex Smith damage, did lose six of their ultimate seven video games, ending 7-9.

Sunday, being thrown into the hearth in a virtually unimaginable state of affairs in opposition to the Eagles, Johnson accomplished 7 of 13 passing makes an attempt for 74 yards (5.7 YPA). Johnson ran twice for 2 yards and was sacked twice for -14 yards, producing a passer score of 70.7 and a QBR of 14.7. Sadly, he was additionally knocked out of the sport with a concussion.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire

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