Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

4 November 2015

Josh Johnson, the NFL’s Emergency Man


Less than a full day after watching the Indianapolis Colts win a close game from the sideline—where he waited in uniform, ready to fill in at quarterback should misfortune befall Matt Hasselbeck, who was already filling in for injured starter Andrew Luck—Josh Johnson was cut. For the second time in a week, in fact. Only Johnson didn’t have much time to feel disappointed, not with the Buffalo Bills on the phone the next day, calling before he could even hop a flight back to his hometown of Oakland, California.

By Tuesday, Johnson was in Buffalo, signing a contract and getting ready for that Sunday’s game against Cincinnati—the team he actually started the season with during training camp, prior to his first release of the year. And then before Johnson knew it, he was off to London the next week, to again prepare for Jacksonville, having faced the Jaguars three weeks earlier in his first game with the Colts.

Read the full story at VICE Sports.

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