Justin Johnson Wikipedia: A former NFL tight end, Justin Johnson transitioned from a football career into a police officer.
A 2019 NFL draft product, Johnson tried his best to stay in the NFL, but it seems fate had other things for him.
Before his rookie regular season, he sustained a season-ending injury, which ultimately put a conclusion to his football career.
So, the Alabama native joined the Minnetonka Police Department and is training to become a full-time police officer; he will be eligible in the summer of 2024.
Johnson, an alum of Mississippi State, played as a tight end throughout his college years (2015-2018).
A three-star prospect out of Hoover High School, Justin showed promising games; however, it didn’t get him the sights of any team in the 2019 NFL draft.
So, the Seattle Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent. But he didn’t see a single game in the NFL due to injuries.
Instead, the team waived him before the Cardinals took him in, only to be released later.
Then, Justin joined the USFL’s New Orleans Breakers before joining the police department.
NFL Justin Johnson Wikipedia And Age: How Old Is He?
Justin Johnson was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 8, 1996. As of 2024, the former NFL player is 27 years old.
The 6 feet 3 inches tall and 245 lbs weighing tight end is one of his parents’ seven children: Eric and Kenya Johnson. He has six siblings: Eric, Raelan, Daednan, Kennedi, Jordan, and Evann.
Johnson doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, but his collegiate profile at Mississippi State showcases his playing career stats.
He is not fond of social media profiles. Earlier, he was active on Twitter with the user handle @_JustinJohnson1, but the account is nowhere to be found now.
A graduate of Hoover High School, Justin enrolled at Mississippi State on June 2, 2015. There, he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology.
How Much Is Justin Johnson’s Net Worth? Salary From NFL
As of 2024, Johnson has an estimated net worth of $200,000.
He was the undrafted pick of the Seahawks in the 2019 NFL draft, unlike his fellow Mississippi State collegemates, Johnathan Abram, Montez Sweat & Jeffery Simmons, who became the first-round picks.
The Seattle Seahawks reportedly signed him on a three-year $1.755 million contract, which would see him an average annual salary of $585K.
However, before the regular season, he sustained an Achilles injury during a pre-season game. As a result, he got on the injured list and didn’t play any of the games.
Later, on May 20, 2020, the Seahawks waived him, as a result, he got a salary of only $383K. In September of that year, the Arizona Cardinals signed him but released him a month later; it reportedly got him a paycheck of $42,000.
After that, Justin went to play for the USFL team New Orleans Breakers. However, the payment details from the team never came out.
Justin Johnson Works In The Police Department
After 2022, Johnson parted ways with his football career and joined the Minnetonka Police Department in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He’s been living in the city for two years.
Justin, who graduated with a major in criminology, stated that ‘he is interested in law enforcement because he’s all about service and people.’
Currently, he is undertaking the police certificate program at Hennepin Technical College and will become eligible for a full-time officer position in summer 2024.