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My Kinda Backup

Brad Johnson

I’m proud to say that I’ve known Brad Johnson since he was bow-legged middle school kid in western North Carolina. His ride has been a wild one…from losing his starting job at Florida State to Casey Weldon, by the way, where is Weldon now, seriously, anyone?? Back to Brad now… he showed patience in Minnesota until has opportunity finally arrived, then the neck injury which put his career in jeopardy. He overcame this to have great success with the Redskins (didn’t really like him for a couple of years) and after his escape from DC, he won a Super Bowl in Tampa and now he’s our backup in big D.

Had a chance to spend some time with Brad earlier this year at an auction in Asheville, NC. He told a great story about his oldest son Max who wanted to know why daddy wasn’t playing more. Brad asked Max a few questions about quarterbacks who have won Super Bowls, like Aikman, Montana, Favre and even himself. He asked his son how many Super Bowls has Tony Romo won. The answer of course was none. Then Brad said these words, “you see son, I’m here to help Tony Romo win a Super Bowl.”

It brought tears to my eyes! I know we need a younger backup but we also need a guy like Brad Johnson in the meetings, at practice on the sidelines doing exactly what he told his son, trying to help Tony Romo win a Super Bowl!


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