Texas A&M Quarterback Jerrod Johnson Falls From Heisman to Hartford

Categories: Texas A&M

One thing I will do is admit when I'm wrong. And Aggies fans, I was wrong about this one and y'all were right.

Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson was indeed good enough to be a first-round draft pick.

In the United Football League.

The Hartford Colonials last night made Johnson the first overall draft pick in the UFL, a five-team league set to start its third season playing on Sundays in August. The other first-round picks: Florida cornerback Reynaldo Hill, Fresno State quarterback Ryan Colburn, Utah defensive end Martail Burnett and Furman offensive tackle Joel Bell.

At the beginning of the 2010 college football season I scoffed at Johnson being on some writers' Heisman Trophy watch lists and even at him being named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Year. I think I said at the time that if he maxed out he'd be Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

Wrong again.

After a senior season in which he was benched in favor of former receiver Ryan Tannehill, Johnson now finds himself in Connecticut playing for former Atlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanville. Quite a plunge.

Johnson, 6-5 and 240 pounds, both holds the Big 12 Conference record of 242 consecutive passes without an interception set in 2009 and last season threw nine picks in the Ags' first five games.

Nothing personal against A&M's all-time leading passer. I hear he's a great kid. Just thought he was way overrated, that's all. And now, apparently 32 NFL teams agree.


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CTMilitia
CTMilitia

Where NFL teams fail, the UFL prospers. We have him and Colt Brennan now in Hartford. Hopefully our Defense won't fail in the 4th quarter like last season. (From Hartford by the way)

Jeremy Elliott
Jeremy Elliott

Richie, you're full of yourself and it shows. Try blogging in something other than the first person. This isn't about you.

rolandsmartin
rolandsmartin

Sorry, Richie, this is a BS post. I notice that you didn't make a single mention of the fact that Johnson was hampered his entire senior season with a hurt shoulder. He had offseason surgery, but it clearly didn't properly heal. Anyone who noticed his throwing motion in 2010 compared to 2010 could see that. That was devastating to him in his senior season. THAT'S why he was benched.

If you're going to write something, at least have the decency to put all the facts out there.

Jb33
Jb33

Did you listen to the speech, NO your white ass didn't, it was ALL I, I, I, and more I, he voted against the war, said he was going to close Gitmo, he gets no credit, white, black, or in differenthe was just there and we'll never know how much it took to persuade him, so shut the HELL up and just go away.....

GreggoNeedsHelp.com
GreggoNeedsHelp.com

listening to the Tardline during BaD Radio break and let there be no doubt that its the worst show on 105.3.

mike bacsik doesnt like the morning show either:MikeBacsik"Just listened to 105.3 The Fan for 5 minutes. The morning show is not good. They have no clue what they are talking about baseball wise."

Rooster
Rooster

The United Football League had two other seasons?

Who knew?

Questionable
Questionable

Is he now signed with Connecticut? Are all un-drafteds doomed to the UFL? Are NFL scouts calling agents and 'hypothetically' expressing interest in undrafted free agents since they are forbidden to do so officially? Will Johnson get interest from an NFL staff?

Mike Snyder
Mike Snyder

WHERE IS NEWY?

famous nbc ad campaign can now be asked again.

WHERE IS NEWY?

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh

I don't think you can claim "I told you so" based on a guy's poor surgery recovery. His preseason rating was appropriate based on his '09 results (he was one of the best in the Big 12 that year).

Kergo Force 1
Kergo Force 1

let's see boys:

-someone not getting drafted=meh-A+M football=meh-Hartford=complete dump, toilet of New England!

Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy

nice call dick whitt,

can u tell me how my ass tastes?

sincerely the guy who u said would NEVER take an NFL snap

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I always enjoy "where are they nows". Anything on Vince Young RW? How's he doing these days?

Rev. Al Sharpton
Rev. Al Sharpton

Richie, I don't think you would be saying all of this shit if the kid was a whitey.

Fucking biggot.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

At least their lack of a clue is consistent across basketball and football too.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

According to NBC Sports, Romo is gunning for a US Open qualification again. What a leader!

Greggo deserves better
Greggo deserves better

Newy is off somewhere being successful, something that no one employeed by the Fan would know about or experience. I still can't believe they trashed their highest rated show, thats like Fox cancelling American Idol and airing reruns of MASH or Lucy.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I'm the VY apologist of this here precinct...I'd figure on the silver and black calling him..or maybe the Vikes or Buff...but I can see Al Davis giving him a 5 year deal or something crazy and Minny would only want him on a one year dealio.

Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson

Preach it, preacher man!!!

Hey dawg...let's hang this weekend. There is a new chicken and waffels place I have been dieing to try.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

you are right on this one, if the kid was white he would have been on the rowing team instead and we wouldt have a story about this kid

Greggo deserves better
Greggo deserves better

He's never been nor will he ever be a leader. He always acts like he doesn't care, he's just indifferent about everything. I think he is very overrated and an average quarterback at best. Let the hatred for me begin because I don't worship the Cowboys.

Mishon
Mishon

I liked Richie better when he was with Newy in middays. I like Greggo though too. I just would have paired him with someone else.

Oh, thanks again RW for getting him a job at the Fan. He was nothing before you.

Mishon
Mishon

I think Josh and Elf know something about being successful. Greggo has experienced success too...before he snorted it all away.

Also, I heard Arnie say one night that his show gets the best ratings on the station.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

haha, yeah I like VY too. I wish he would do something in this league though.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Non cowboy fan here, but average quarterbacks dont put up the numbers he does. Id gladly have him over Matt Cassell anyday and Im sure about 22 other teams would take him over the shit they throw out there. And who cares if he a leader or not, as long as he plays and does his job, whats it matter what he does on the side. He got to sometihng in this down time. and hey no one at your bitches that you stay up till midnight cranking off to midget gay porn do they?

Greggo deserves better
Greggo deserves better

You are correct. I guess I should have said the station as a whole. I actually like Josh and Elf, they are growing on me. Arnie probably has the best ratings now that Newy is gone. Gavin doesn't stand a chance with his awful lead in ratings. The sad thing is that RAGE could be successful if they moved back to middays and stick with a three hour show and tone down Richie's douchiness.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

no one ever said either of those 2 are smart, altghough Im sure that could be construed as a racist remark. Oh and I just tthought of this, is the Fan racist, they fired the only black guy on the station, wonder what the great Reverend thinks of that

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