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Redskins signing Josh Johnson to backup QB Mark Sanchez

We have our backup QB!

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The Redskins have lost two QBs to broken legs in less than a month. When QB1 Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibula, Josh Johnson was one of 5 QBs who reportedly worked out to backup Colt McCoy. Mark Sanchez won the backup job and is now the starter after McCoy broke his fibula last night. Now Johnson is the next man up and is the Redskins newest backup QB.

Jay Gruden said today that he was looking for a QB who was familiar with his system. Johnson definitely knows Grudens system. He was a 5th round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Jon Gruden's last year as head coach, and Jay Gruden's last year as an offensive assistant. Gruden coached him in his last season as Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator in 2013.