John Franklin-Myers, Josh Johnson
John Franklin-Myers, Josh Johnson, New York Jets, Jet X Graphic, Getty Images

Johnson formed an apparent bond with the defender during their brief time in New York

New York Jets fans will need a team to root for come NFL playoff time. Thanks to John Franklin-Myers, the Baltimore Ravens might be one of their top options.

The defender took to Twitter to express his support for former brief teammate Josh Johnson on Saturday when it was revealed that the latter will be starting for the Ravens in their crucial Week 16 showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals tomorrow afternoon (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Johnson previously appeared in three games with the Jets this season and was claimed by Baltimore off the Gang Green practice squad on Dec. 15.

“LET’S GO!!!! Excited for you bruh! [sic]” Franklin-Myers said in his post, tagging Johnson’s account in the process.

The well-traveled Johnson was previously employed by the Jets for the second time, having spent a brief stint with the team during the summer of 2015. He has perhaps been the Jets’ most consistent passer, completing 64 percent of his 45 attempts for 334 yards and three scores.

His passer rating of 99.7 is the best in a career that began in 2009 in Tampa Bay. He set single-game bests when he relieved an injured Mike White in the Jets’ nationally televised November loss in Indianapolis with 317 yards and three scores.

Johnson has spent time with 17 different professional football organizations since his NFL debut with the Buccaneers, which includes alternate football options in the UFL, AAF, and XFL.

His promotion in Baltimore comes as a result of Lamar Jackson’s ankle injury (which also kept him out of the Ravens’ Week 15 loss to Green Bay last week) and backup Tyler Huntley’s placement on the COVID-19 list.

Baltimore (8-6) is tied with Cincinnati for the AFC North divisional lead but is currently the first AFC team out thanks to failed tiebreakers (primarily the head-to-head condition with the Bengals, who took a 41-17 decision from the Ravens on Oct. 24.

Franklin-Myers and the Jets (3-11) will likewise take the field on Sunday afternoon, battling the equally woebegone Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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1 year ago

Pulling for Josh, great Pro