J. P. Losman

  • Second -team All- Conference USA (2003)
  • Golden Arm Award ( 2003)

Jonathan Paul Losman ( born March 12 1981 in Venice, California) is an American professional American football player at the position of quarterback. He plays for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League ( NFL).

College career

Losman played college football at Tulane University. At the beginning he was two years of future NFL player Patrick Ramsey, with occasional inserts as a starter replacement. During his first game as a starter against East Carolina Losman fit for 299 yards and two touchdowns. 2002 Losman was appointed permanently to the starting quarterback and led the team to eight wins, five losses and a 36:28 victory at the Hawaii Bowl against the Hawaii Warriors. After a start with a win - Loss ratio of 3-1 in the 2003 season, injuring several players from Tulane, which resulted in a score of 5-7 at the end of the season.

Losman finished his college career with 570 of 987 passes ( 57.7 %) for 6754 yards, 60 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. He also ran 237 times, where he scored 241 yards and ten touchdowns.

NFL Career


After the 2004 Bills wide receiver Lee Evans drafteten in the first round (13th pick ), they earned a second first-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys, with whom she chose Losman ( 1 Runde/22. Pick ). Losman was the first they drafted by the Bills in the first round quarterback since Jim Kelly in 1983. Besides Losman were Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger drafted as a quarterback in the first round.

During his first training camps, Losman injured when he broke in a collision with a teammate 's leg. In his first season he was the backup quarterback Drew Bledsoe of man and got little use time. In three games, he threw five passes, three of which were captured for a total of 31 yards. With the release of Bledsoe at the end of the season Losman took over his position.


In his first game as a starter for the Bills Losman led his team to a 22:7 victory over the Houston Texans. In the course of the season he had problems with his throwing accuracy and was replaced by Kelly Holcomb. An injury in Holcomb's game against the Kansas City Chiefs led to a renewed change. Losman was the Bills lead against the Chiefs to a victory. However, the Bills lost nearly all other games, both with Losman as well as with Holcomb as a quarterback.


In the off-season before the Bills took several changes in management, as the new coach Dick Jauron was hired. In an open competition in training camp, Losman was able to prevail and was named starter.

In the 2006 season, Losman could improve its performance significantly. Losman threw 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 16 games, including several games with over 300 yards erworfenen. Over the entire season Losman had 62.5 % of his passes mounted and reached a quarterback rating of 84.9.


Against the New England Patriots to Losman injured when he was hit hard by defender Vince Wilfork.

"It was to early to throw just a simple swing pass outwards a complete pass. But this guy came and hit me in the knee, "said Losman, who stayed for two more moves in the game. "I knew from the beginning that something was wrong, but I thought I'd play some moves, and the pain can perhaps after again. "

He had to stop for the next two games and was replaced by rookie Trent Edwards. Edwards was able to convince and was appointed in spite of a re- usable Losman to the starter.

As Edwards was injured against the New York Jets, he was replaced by Losman, who could lead the Bills to victory. In his next game, he erwarf almost 300 yards and a touchdown in another victory. The next two games were lost and Losman was finally replaced by Edwards as the starter.

Dissatisfied with his position as a backup called Losman at the end of the season with a transfer to another team, but without threatening a holdout.



With the expiry of his contract with the Bills Losman was a free agent, but he could not get a new job with an NFL team. Losman was drafted by the Las Vegas Locomotives in the United Football League newly established and signed on July 21 signed a contract with the team.

On 15 December 2009 the Oakland Raiders Losman, after which their starting quarterback Bruce Gradkowski had violated committed. After another injury to Charlie Frye and JaMarcus Russell, five days later, in the game against the Denver Broncos Losman came to a short-term use for the Raiders.


On 18 May 2010 Losman signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks, but was discharged on 4 September and finally discontinued on November 10, again from the Seahawks. Since 2011 he plays for the Miami Dolphins.