Bucs QB Johnson Named Offensive Player Of The Week

December 11 – Tampa Bay quarterback Brad Johnson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his impressive outing against Atlanta last Sunday. Johnson completed 23-of-31 passes for 276 yards and threw four touchdowns en route to downing the Falcons, 34-10. Johnson, who received the same award in Week 9 after he tossed five touchdowns against Minnesota, is the first player in franchise history to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice in one season.

He might not be the flashiest player in the league, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson certainly caught the NFL's attention last week when he completed 23-of-31 (74.1 percent) passes for 276 yards and tossed four touchdowns en route to downing Atlanta, 34-10. On Wednesday, the NFL recognized his impressive performance and named Johnson the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

"It's great for the team," Johnson said of the award on Wednesday afternoon. "For one, you have to win to win the award. And two, it says you have a lot of good players playing around you that are playing at a high level. So, it's a nice honor for the team, but we have to put it on the shelf and move on and get ready for Detroit."

Johnson, who is ranked first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing, has completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,796 yards and has thrown a club-record 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions for a quarterback rating of 94.5 this season.

In Tampa Bay's last five games, Johnson has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,252 yards and he's tossed 15 touchdowns and just one interception.

Wednesday's honor marks Johnson's sixth player of the week award and its the second time he's won the award this season (Week 9). Johnson is the first offensive player in franchise history to win the player of the week award twice in one season.


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