The Seahawks announced today that they’ve signed quarterback Jerrod Johnson.
The Texas A&M product initially signed as undrafted rookie free agent with Philadelphia in July 2011, but was released during training camp. Johnson then signed a futures contract with Pittsburgh in January 2012, but was released in August.
Johnson started 29 of 37 career games at Texas A&M, and finished his career holding 24 school records, including total offense (8,888 yards), passing yards (8,011), completions (650) and touchdown passes (67).
At 6-5 and 250 pounds, Johnson is a big quarterback with a strong arm who can move. He played under Mike Sherman at Texas A&M, now the offensive coordinator for Miami, so Johnson should be familiar with the West Coast offense.
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And with Seattle scheduled to host a rookie minicamp May 10-12, Johnson gives the Seahawks an legitimate camp arm to run the team’s offense during the three-day camp.
Seattle now has four quarterbacks on the 90-man roster, with Russell Wilson, Brady Quinn, Josh Portis and Johnson.