The Seahawks signed former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson on Wednesday. Johnson, who wasn’t drafted in 2011, is the team’s fourth quarterback.
Johnson, 24, starred at Texas A&M and entered his senior season as preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year. But Johnson (6 feet 5, 250 pounds) struggled as a senior and eventually lost the starting job to Ryan Tannehill, a former wide receiver at Texas A&M now playing quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.
Johnson has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers but he hasn’t lasted long with either organization. He has not recorded any NFL stats.
Here is the full release from the Seahawks:
The Seahawks added a fourth quarterback today, signing former Texas A&M passer Jerrod Johnson.
The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Johnson was not selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, but signed with the Eagles in July following the 136-day lockout. He was released on Aug. 18 and signed with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL. He then signed with the Steelers in January of 2012, but was waived on Aug. 31. Johnson then played for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.
While at Texas A&M, Johnson completed 242 consecutive passes without an interception, and in 2009 passed for 3,579 yards and 30 touchdowns.
With the Seahawks, Johnson joins a QB situation where Russell Wilson is entrenched as the starter after his impressive rookie season; Brady Quinn was signed in free agency this month to be the backup, replacing Matt Flynn after he was traded to the Raiders; and Josh Portis, the team’s No. 3 QB in 2011, was recently re-signed.