Josh Johnson Signs Two-Year Deal With San Francisco 49ers

December 4, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Johnson (11) scrambles out of the pocket during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The San Francisco 49ers recently flirted with Peyton Manning before bringing Alex Smith back to the team and now they have added another signal-caller to the mix. In a move that is not very surprising, the 49ers announce they have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Josh Johnson to a two-year deal.

Johnson is a perfect fit in the 49ers offense and will battle second-year player Colin Kaepernick for the backup job.

At times last season, Johnson looked like the best quarterback on the Buccaneers roster. He has a rocket arm and incredible athleticism, so it will be fun to see how Jim Harbaugh can continue to develop the young quarterback he once mentored at San Diego. One thing is for sure, the 49ers have no shortage of mobile quarterbacks on the roster.

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