Johnson was selected by Ottawa in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2017 CFL Draft. He went on to start as a rookie and played 44 games and won the 2018 Grey Cup with the club, developing into a dependable national presence on the offensive line.
Prior to the CFL, Johnson played his collegiate career at the University of Saskatchewan. As a senior, he was named a Canada West All-Star and U SPORTS second team All-Canadian, helping the Huskies offence average 32.6 points per game and 434 yards per game.
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