Josh Johnson didn't win the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback job, but he'll still play.
Denver chose Brett Rypien as Russell Wilson's backup, but re-signed Johnson to the practise squad.
Coach Nathaniel Hackett said both did well Wednesday. Really. It was a tough call for our entire staff. I respect Josh and 'Ryp.'
“From a consistency standpoint, 'Ryp' edged him out a little bit, but we'd be thrilled to have Josh go in if we needed to.
Broncos supporters hope Wilson is available for every game this year, but Johnson is ready for a call-up from the practise squad at any time.
Johnson won't have a flashy job with the Broncos, but he's a veteran QB who will be ready if needed.