Though making it to the NFL is challenging, staying in the league is even tougher.
With a new wave of talent coming into the league every year, some older players are in danger of losing their spots to the younger athletes.
However, there are those who found a way to stick around like Ryan Fitzpatrick, who suited up for several teams before retiring.
But even Fitzpatrick’s count doesn’t match that of Josh Johnson.
The 36-year-old play-caller has suited up for nearly half the league’s teams.
It’s not his choice to switch teams practically every year.
Yet for some reason, he finds a way to sign with a new team so often.
Josh Johnson: The ultimate journeyman
— NFL (@NFL) August 15, 2022
The league’s official Twitter account called Johnson the ultimate journeyman before saying, “Never stop grinding.”
After being selected in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, he stayed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers until 2011.
Since then, his career took him to different stops around the league.
After playing in Tampa Bay, Johnson also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Johnson also suited up for the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Giants.
From 2017 to 2018, he also played for the then-Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and the then-Oakland Raiders.
Johnson also played for the Detroit Lions in 2019.
Johnson’s Current Team
His NFL journey continues as the joins the Denver Broncos for the 2022 season.
It’s not yet certain if he will stay beyond the upcoming campaign, especially because Russell Wilson is their starting quarterback.
But in terms of finding a way to stay in the league, Johnson defeats his contemporaries by a mile.
It also gives him an extensive collection of jerseys from almost half the league.