After signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the 2001 season, Johnson joined a team with one of the most athletic and fiercest defenses in NFL history. In 2002, under new head coach Jon Gruden, Johnson “managed” the Buccaneers offense — and didn’t get in the way of the defense — en route to a win over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Johnson only lasted one more season in Tampa Bay, before ending his career as a journeyman backup quarterback.
In seven career playoff games, Johnson threw 7 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, including a 4 interception game in 2001. Trent Dilfer is often seen as the president of the “bad quarterback with an elite defense” club, and Johnson could easily be voted the vice president.