Joshua Javon Johnson (born May 15, 1986) is a player of American football as the quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). Johnson attends Oakland Technical High School and is a postman in football, basketball, and athletics. As a senior, he was named the best player in football, was the first All-City selection team and led his team to the Oakland Athletic League Championship. He is also a teammate of future NFL player Marshawn Lynch.
Although his school background is low, Johnson has his name in many team draft boards. He was helped by an impressive appearance by NFL Combine, where he scored the best 40-yard dash time (4.53) and a vertical jump from each quarterback of the 2008 NFL Combine. He was recruited by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the election of the fifth 25 rounds (160 in total) in the NFL Draft 2008 and referred to as a migrant quarterback for his duties on many different NFL teams.
On December 9, Johnson appeared in his first game after Sanchez was beaten in the third quarter against the New York Giants 40-16. This is Johnson’s first appearance in an NFL match since 2013 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He finished the game, completing 11 passes from 16 attempts to 195 yards, a goal (his first touchdown since 2011 at the Buccaneers) and interception. He also crashed for 45 yards and his first career crashed in seven attempts touchdowns. After the game it was announced that Johnson will go for the next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the start. The game brought a 16-13 victory, his first career victory as the first quarterback in the NFL.