After the Redskins lost both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to broken legs, the team scrambled to find two backup quarterbacks to add to the roster. First was Mark Sanchez, who the team signed after the gruesome injury to Smith. Once McCoy went down with a broken leg injury in Week 13, the Redskins called up Josh Johnson.
Signing Josh Johnson only four days ago, he had a lot to learn the playbook and the names of his new teammates. He did so by playing a lot of Madden.
Josh Johnson said he was playing in a charity basketball game in Oakland last Sunday and legitimately had to play Madden this week just to learn teammates’ names. #Redskins— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) December 9, 2018
EA Sports official Twitter account confirmed following the Redskins 40-16 loss to the New York Giants Sunday.
We can confirm that Josh Johnson had enrolled in Madden 101 earlier this week. https://t.co/SI9LgBTikl— #WeAreMadden (@EAMaddenNFL) December 9, 2018
Having been a member of 12 different NFL teams during his career, Josh Johnson has had a lot of different names to learn and doing so by playing Madden is not a bad idea.
Johnson entered the game during the third quarter after Mark Sanchez failed to make anything happen on offense and passed for 195 yards with one rushing and one passing touchdown.
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