TMZ has learned Jessica Simpson has a new boyfriend and he is not a current NFL player -- he's a former one.
Sources tell TMZ Jessica is dating ex San Francisco 49ers tight end Eric Johnson. He last played for the New Orleans Saints back in 2008. Johnson split from his wife earlier this year, filing for divorce in February.
Simpson -- whose show, "The Price of Beauty," returns to VH1 in 2011 -- began dating Johnson in May.
A source tells us they are "very happy."