Jeremy Johnson Named the Starting Quarterback at Auburn

By George Yarberry
EFN National Director
Published: 04/21/2015

It didn’t take Auburn’s head coach, Gus Malzahn, long after Saturday’s spring game to name the new starting quarterback for the Tigers. Malzahn tweeted out yesterday that Jeremy Johnson will be the new starter this season.

Johnson, a 6’5 230-pound junior, won the job with a convincing performance at Auburn’s A-Game this weekend. Johnson completed 14-of-22 passes for 252 yards and 2 touchdowns. He threw a 36-yard touchdown to Duke Williams and a 46-yard touchdown to Myron Burton. Johnson only played in the first half and his team won the A-game 24-14.

Nick Marshall was Auburn’s starting quarterback the last two seasons. Johnson has waited his turn, but still showed flashes of greatness last season.

He started the opener against Arkansas and completed 12-of-16 passes for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns. This was all in the first half and Marshall played the entire second half. Johnson finished his sophomore season completing 75.7% of his passes (28-of-37) for 436 yards and 3 touchdowns, as the backup.

Johnson was 5-star recruit out of Carver High School in Alabama. He was Mr. Football during his senior season and threw for 3,193 passing yards and 31 touchdowns.

Johnson is an exciting quarterback that has Cam Newton size, he is an accurate passer and a leader on the field. The Tigers will be in good hands this season with Johnson as the starter.