The Jets announced that they have signed quarterback Josh Johnson, as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweets. To make room, quarterback Jake Heaps has been waived.
Johnson, 29, spent time with the 49ers in 2014 after serving as Andy Dalton‘s backup for the Bengals in 2013. This week, the Bengals cut Johnson loose, effectively naming AJ McCarron as their new No. 2 QB. All in all, the veteran hasn’t seen much time on the field in recent years, seeing no active game duty in 2014 and a total of 3 games since 2012.
Johnson now joins a quarterback depth chart that includes Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Flynn, and rookie Bryce Petty. As you already know, unless you spent the month of August on the moon, presumptive starter Geno Smith was knocked out for the season when a locker room punch broke his jaw.