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March 16, 2005 @ 10:08 am
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Johnson Signs With Vikings

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Scott Reynolds

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Former Tampa Bay starting quarterback Brad Johnson found a new home on Wednesday when he signed with Minnesota to backup Daunte Culpepper. Johnson was a Vikings draft pick in 1992 and player in Minnesota for seven seasons.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, he signed a four-year, $6 million contract with the Vikings. Johnson, who will backup Daunte Culpepper in Minnesota, had talked with or visited Seattle, Arizona and Detroit before signing with the Vikings.

The 36-year old Johnson, who was the Bucs' starting quarterback from 2001 until Week 5 of the 2004 season when he was benched in favor of Chris Simms, was the Vikings' ninth-round pick in 1992, and played for Minnesota until the team traded him to Washington in 1999.

Three years later he landed in Tampa Bay as a free agent where he helped the Bucs win their first Super Bowl title in 2002.

Johnson completed 1,040 of 1,683 passes for 10,940 yards, 64 touchdowns and 41 interceptions during his stint with the Buccaneers.


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