Josh Johnson: Trade Bait

September 7th, 2009

Joe likes that Mark Dominik and Raheem the Dream thought so much of second-year backup quarterback Josh Johnson they decided to keep him around for (at least) another year with the Bucs.

But the question is obvious: With Josh Freeman the quarterback of the future and likely to start this year if the season goes into the tank, what kind of a future does Johnson really have with the Bucs?

Peter King of may have the answer: None. King is of the belief that Johnson is trade bait.

Dealing Luke McCown of the Flying McCown Brothers means that now the Bucs can take their time developing both Josh Freeman and last year’s QB hope, Josh Johnson. Freeman’s the nominal quarterback of the future, of course, but they can either make a good backup of Johnson or, like the Jets, try to get something for him next April.

Joe would love to see the Bucs talk Johnson into being a multiple-threat: quarterback, running back, wide receiver. The kid certainly has wheels. But hey, if the Bucs can somehow steal a mid-round pick for a No. 3 quarterback, Joe thinks Dominik should pull the trigger.

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