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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Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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