Salt in the wound


Perhaps the worst personnel decision of Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s tenure was signing journeyman/cancer QB Jeff George after Brad Johnson led the Redskins to the playoffs in 1999. Not surprisingly, a quarterback controversy developed and Johnson was gone the next year. He went on to lead his next team, Tampa Bay, to a Super Bowl victory. George washed out of the league for good after one more season, golden arm notwithstanding. Last year Johnson signed with Minnesota and came off the bench to lead the Vikings to respectability. Johnson, apparently, still carries a grudge though about his Redskins tenure:

Once in the locker room, Johnson slipped off his red short-sleeved shirt and put on a No. 14 Washington Redskins jersey, an actual game day jersey from his days as Washington’s QB.

Ouch! Who have thought mild-mannered Johnson would do such a thing?

Also, is it just me or would Johnson be a perfect Joe Gibbs quarterback?

Source: USA Today

1 Comment so far

  1. Richard (unregistered) on September 12th, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

    The Vikings are in a relatively soft division, regardless they will finish under .500.

    Would BJ be a good qb in a Gibbs/Saunders system, who cares? Gibbs has a heritage in turning nobodies into somebodies. Thiesmann, Williams, Rypien, none of these guys was particularly skilled. So it’s kind of a moot question. And the antics BJ pulled in the locker room… directed squarely at Dan the Man, not the fans.

    What’s more interesting are the ET’s who watched the game with Dan. I wonder if that was part of the deal Snyder made with Cruise. You get my money, I get to be a starfucker.

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