LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Eric Johnson, former NFL 49ers and Saints player, is engaged … to Jessica Simpson! Eric Johnson’s last NFL contract was a one year deal with the Saints in 2007.
While Simpson and Johnson were dating in July, Johnson was not yet officially divorced from his wife. On Sunday, reps for Simpson confirmed her engagement to the former NFL palayer. Johnson filed for divorce of wife Keri in January this year.
Johnson, out of Yale, was drafted 7th round by the 49ers in the 2001 NFL Draft. Johnson, born 1979 in Needham, MA, stood 6?3? 252 lbs in 2007. He had a career 240 receptions in 2178 yards with an average completion of 9.1 yards and 9 TD. Eric also had 3 fumbles. Eric Johnson was with San Francisco from 2001 to 2005 and with the Saints in 2007.
In his best season in 2004, Eric Johnson had 82 receptions. The 49ers drafted him seventh round in 2001 out of Yale, he later married Keri Johnson and thereafter divorced.
By July of 2008 he was released and not resigned elsewhere. Eric Johnson career was marked by injuries including one that took him out the entire 2005 season.
Johnson reportedly is a fan of yoga. Simpson herself tweeted June 27 “Shocked my system with a vegan diet, special Pu-erh tea from China and cupping since Friday.”
A source told US Magazine this weekend “Eric was never that successful in the NFL, but he’s always wanted the celebrity lifestyle. ”