You'd generally expect a professional sports player to be knowledgeable on who they're operating with, but that just isn't the case with Josh Johnson, a quarterback for the Washington Redskins.
A Tweet posted by Brian McNally claims that Johnson was playing in a charity basketball game on Dec. 2, 2018, in Oakland, California. The Tweet also talks about how he had to play Madden, a game about American football, to learn his own teammate's names.
However, in his defense, he apparently joined the NFL team mid-season, which means that he didn't really get the chance to learn everyone's names beforehand, he was kind of just tossed into the position. Him having to learn these kinds of things rather quickly shouldn't be an issue as it's the 12th team he has played with since 2008.
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Josh Johnson said he was playing in a charity basketball game in Oakland last Sunday and legitimately had to play Madden this week just to learn teammates’ names. #Redskins— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) December 9, 2018
Comments on the post said this seems like a typical thing that could happen when talking about anything related to the Redskins. Other comments poked fun at how some people think that the team doesn't prepare for these types of things in advance, as the author of the comment stated that Johnson probably prepped more than the others.
What This Means
He kind of needs to be more aware of what's going on around him. If he cannot even manage to get the names of his teammates down, how will he be able to keep track of various things going on at once? However, this is just the way that he might prefer to learn when in this specific situation. While it may not be the average manner to get things done, it may be what works best for him, so, as long as he gets the names right, it doesn't entirely matter on how he learned them.
One possible reason he decided to use Madden to even learn the name of his teammates could have been due to the fact that communication is one of the most important aspects for a team. Even if one individual doesn't know everything that is going down might cause the team to lose because they can't make the callouts needed, this is especially true for football, where players need to have some form of unit cohesion.