Is The “Career Backup” About To Be Demoted?August 16th, 2010
As is always the case, the most popular guy on any football field is the backup quarterback. So Joe understands why Bucs fans have so much love and affection for “career backup” Josh Johnson.
But it seems movers and shakers at One Buc Place may reevaluate their quarterback rotation, perhaps picking up a more veteran backup than 24-year old Johnson, he of the four career NFL starts and 126 passes attempted.
Woody Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, noted earlier this afternoon, via the TBO Bucs Twitter feed, that Johnson’s poor outing may require the Bucs to make a move for another backup quarterback before the Cleveland opener.
One player who needs to pick his game up is QB Josh Johnson. He’s forcing the Bucs to rethink their plan to keep just two quarterbacks.
Well, certainly Rudy Carpenter is not the answer as the Bucs second-string quarterback. Put that thought to rest right now.
If the Bucs do move to get another second string quarterback, Johnson would have to switch official positions from quarterback to wide receiver or running back if the Bucs are to dabble with a Wildcat offense, which has been discussed.
It’s not like there’s much roster room available at wide receiver or running back as it is.