Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/13/13

He entered the 2010 college football season as the Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and a candidate for the Heisman Trophy. A sports writer noted that Johnson 'struggled' with his accuracy and seemed to have lost some of the "zip" on his passes. He then lost his job to Ryan Tannehill, the 8th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. It was revealed a shoulder injury took away his arm strength and accuracy. "All along, the doctors kept saying it would get better with time," Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley said, via the Seattle Times. "And we kept thinking, 'OK, next week it's going to be better.' But it never really got to where we were hoping it would get." Johnson would sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, and spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where offensive coordinator Todd Haley worked on his throwing motion. The difference could benefit the Seahawks who think Johnson could win the backup position. "I asked him to throw his old way, and he couldn't do it so that's a good thing," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. "He's got a very good arm. He can really gun the football down the field. He's got a great presence in that he's such a big guy in the pocket. Totally different than our other guys. If he can hang with us, you'll see us utilize him doing the things he can do well." "It's fairly technical, but long story short I had to get my elbow in the right place to make the ball spin," he said. "If I wanted to continue playing football," he said, "I had to change what I was doing."

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