Former Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson details how tough his time with the Tigers actually was

Nov 19, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA;  Auburn Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) carries against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs during the second quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Obviously, former Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson’s college career didn’t go the way he had hoped.

During a TV interview with WSFA on Thursday, the former Auburn quarterback detailed just how hard the 2015 season was for him:

“There were days I was just in my room just thinking to myself like what am I gonna do now?” Johnson said. “I used to get miserable. I actually used to want to leave. I used to call and talk to my teachers and I used to tell them I want to go. I was too busy trying to be somebody else everybody else wanted me to be instead of being myself and I wish I could redo that over and also really just play football.”

Johnson stuck with coach Gus Malzahn and the Tigers, though, even as he fell behind Sean White on the depth chart in 2016.

Now, as he prepares for next week’s NFL draft, Johnson said he hopes to catch on with a professional team and take the next step in his career:

“I use this term as mildew or barbecue, it’s do or die. This is it. This is a new start a new beginning. So here’s your chance and your opportunity so cherish it and take advantage of it,” Johnson said.

Johnson finished his Auburn career with 2,224 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He likely won’t be selected at this year’s draft, but he could sign on with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent if he doesn’t hear his name called.

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