COLLEGE STATION, TX -- Former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson has signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The next couple of days will be nuts on the NFL front as teams try to sign their draft choices, undrafted free agents like Jerrod, and players that are without contracts.
Johnson was projected to be a first or second round draft pick coming out of his senior year at A&M, but his stock dropped after being benched half-way through the 2010 college football season due to poor numbers associated with a shoulder injury.
Jerrod wrapped up his Texas A&M career with over 8,800 yards of total offense. He also set school records in completions, and touchdown passes in a career.
Jerrod was not going to let his dream of playing professional football die because of a bad season, he worked hard leading up to the draft in April and opened a lot of teams eyes that he could throw the football at the next level.
Although Jerrod went undrafted, he was hoping to land a free agent deal, it took over four months to materialize because of the NFL lockout, but today Philadelphia called and Jerrod snatched up an opportunity to back up Michael Vick.
"Maybe this will stop the rumors of Brett Favre coming back," joked KBTX Sportscaster Cody Coil.
Jerrod toyed with the idea of the UFL after that league’s Connecticut franchise selected him with the top pick of its draft.
Three other Aggies signed free agent deals today. Running Back Jamie McCoy joining the Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive lineman Lucas Patterson is now a Kansas City Chief and Center Matt Allen joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Allen will be joined in Tampa by A&M Consolidated and Texas Tech product Detron Lewis inked a free agent deal today with the Bucs.
He had 87 catches last season for the Red Raiders putting him behind Michael Crabtree for most receptions in a season.
Aggie fans know how good Terrence Toliver is after his 3 touchdown performance in the Cotton Bowl and earning Offensive MVP Honors. The Hempstead product will start his NFL career close to home with the Houston Texans.
And Madisonville's Brad Taylor is headed to the west coast. After rolling up nearly a thousand yards in receptions with Baylor. Brad is now a free agent with San Diego.
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