After Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending foot injury on Sunday, reports emerged that San Francisco would sign quarterback Josh Johnson off the Broncos’ practice squad to back up Brock Purdy.
Now that move has become official, with the 49ers announcing they’ve signed Johnson to a one-year deal on Tuesday afternoon.
Johnson was one of the only quarterbacks available who had even a little experience in the 49ers system. He was briefly with the club in 2020, the story said. The story also added it's still possible the team could sign free agent Baker Mayfield.