Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers added more depth to their young roster by signing Storm Johnson to a two-year deal, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.
The young running back was drafted in the seventh round by the Jacksonville Jaguars back in the 2014 NFL Draft. He had a great collegiate career at the University of Central Florida (UCF), which is home of the Knights and that is where he played with Jaguars’ quarterback Blake Bortles. He was cut during the Jaguars 2015 training camp and sat out most of the 2015 season.
Next, Johnson is only 23 years old and seems to be the guy to replace Bobby Rainey, who just signed to become a New York Giant. Johnson was trying out with the Bucs and they picked him up as they see he has the potential to contribute on a NFL roster. He should see time returning kicks and getting snaps on plays where Martin and Sims are gassed, which was exactly what Rainey kind of did. Sources say that Johnson “will compete for the backup job”, which I highly doubt after Charles Sims solidify his spot on this team, but overall the Buccaneers get stronger with a chance of developing a three headed monster in the backfield. Johnson is a talented guy that will be a nice player to lookout for during camp.
Lastly, during Johnson’s rookie season, he tallied up 86 rushing yards on 29 attempts, which resulted in 3 yards per carry and he did find the endzone twice.
Note: Storm Johnson will wear number 36 for the Buccaneers.