Tight end Juwan Johnson joined the New Orleans Saints during the 2020 season just as Drew Brees was ending his career and Sean Payton was at the tail end of his tenure as head coach.
Johnson was an undrafted free agent when he joined the Saints and has emerged as a roster mainstay.
While he’s been a constant on the roster, the quarterback position has been in flux.
The Saints started Brees, Taysom Hill, Trevor Siemian, Jameis Winston, Ian Book and Andy Dalton before acquiring Derek Carr from the Las Vegas Raiders before the 2023 season.
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Three of Johnson’s four touchdown catches came from Carr and the other came from Hill.
He’s also caught touchdowns from Dalton, Winston and Siemian. As the league year turns from 2023 to 2024, Johnson told Fox News Digital he’s hoping to build continuity with Carr in the offseason.
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“I’ve caught passes from about eight different quarterbacks since I’ve been in the league,” Johnson said. “Me and Derek’s relationship has been pretty good. We’ve always had a pretty good relationship, I think. Our faith brings us together, but I think it’s really fun.
I’m about to go see him in a couple of weeks just building chemistry. I just think the friendship part is what continues off the field, on the field. We’re just having fun. Just building a friendship and seeing how that permeates on the field.”
Carr threw for 3,878 yards and 25 touchdowns in his first season with the Saints while playing in all 17 games.
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A healthy New Orleans team could contend for the NFC South in 2024. The Saints narrowly missed out on a division title to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
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