The Detroit Lions had interest in signing quarterback Josh Johnson but were blocked by the new upstart XFL.
The Lions have featured backup quarterback Jeff Driskel under center in the absence of Matthew Stafford, who is out with back fractures that could keep him out the rest of the 2019 season. They’ve lost four straight, including a Week 12 loss to the Washington Redskins. In the game, Driskel threw 20 completions on 33 attempts for 207 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
But it doesn’t look like Johnson will be able to sign.
Johnson is set to play for the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL in 2020. The league has already established rosters for all eight of its teams as well as schedule and dates and locations for training camp.