WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins had interest in signing quarterback Josh Johnson, but the San Francisco 49ers won out in the end.
Johnson signed a two-year deal with the 49ers on Thursday to reunite with his former college coach Jim Harbaugh.
Johnson met with Redskins officials earlier in the week. It is unclear whether secondary coach Raheem Morris, who was his head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, took part in the meeting.
He will now compete to be Alex Smith’s backup in San Francisco.
Johnson, 25, grew up across the Bay in Oakland before playing collegiately at the University of San Diego under then head coach Harbaugh.
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Meanwhile, the Redskins have turned their attention to next month’s draft and their future franchise quarterback.
Team officials, including Mike Shanahan and Dan Snyder, attended Robert Griffin III’s pro day on Wednesday before jetting off to Harbaugh’s old stomping grounds at Stanford to get a look at Andrew Luck.
The top prospects in this year’s draft did not disappoint the scouts in attendance or their national TV audiences.