Let’s Look At: Brad Johnson


With the injury to quarterback Tony Romo, the Cowboys have elevated Brad Johnson to be the starter for what may be the next four weeks. Johnson is well traveled through the league and has experienced a decent amount of success as a starting quarterback before joining the Cowboys as Romo’s backup before the 2007 season. Let’s look at a few things about Brad Johnson that some people may not know.

-The 2007 season with the Cowboys was only Johnson’s third in the NFL in which he did not start at least one game, the other two were 1994 and 1994, his first two seasons in the league.

-Through the end of the 2007 season, Brad Johnson has a career record of 71-51 as a starting quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then with the Vikings again.

-Johnson has made the Pro Bowl as a quarterback twice, first in 1999 and then in 2002.

-In 2003, while with Tampa Bay, no quarterback in the NFL attempted more passes than Brad Johnson.

-In a 1997 game against the Carolina Panthers, made famous on highlight films and ESPN, Johnson was the starting quarterback for the Vikings and had the team poised to score from the three yard line. He dropped back, passed the ball, it was deflected back to him by a defensive lineman, he caught it and ran it into the endzone for a touchdown. On this day he became the first quarterback in the history of the NFL to complete a touchdown pass to himself.

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