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Jaylon Johnson

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24 yrs


6'0'' / 196 lbs




Getting four-year deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-07

Johnson (shoulder) and the Bears agreed to terms on a four-year, $76 million contract extension Thursday, Jordan Schultz of reports.

Johnson, whom Chicago extended the franchise tag to Tuesday, is instead sticking around on a multi-year contract that includes $43.8 million guaranteed at signing, per Schultz. A second-team All-Pro in 2023, Johnson is now being paid as one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks, a level which he played up to last season. His presence provides the Bears with a reliable pillar in the secondary, one which the rest of the defense can be built around, health provided. Across his four years in the league, Johnson -- who is presumably past the shoulder issue that sidelined him in Week 18 last season -- has managed to suit up for 13, 15, 11, and 14 regular-season games.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

2020 21 CHI 13 13 118 156th8671032156%150000000
2021 22 CHI 15 15 108 229th930937160%91000010
2022 23 CHI 11 11 85 321th654728157%70000011

Gets franchise tag from Bears

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-05

Chicago is placing the franchise tag on Johnson (shoulder) on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Bears are still reportedly optimistic about negotiating a long-term extension with Johnson, which both sides will have until mid-July to finalize. If no multi-year deal is reached, however, Johnson is now positioned to play out the 2024 campaign on a one-year, fully guaranteed contract of $19.8 million. Johnson racked up 36 tackles, 10 passes defended and four interceptions across 14 games in 2023, missing Chicago's regular-season finale due to a shoulder injury.

Working on new contract

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-27

Bears general manager Ryan Poles said the Beas are in the process of getting a contract extension done with Johnson, Chris Emma of reports.

Johnson is coming off a strong fourth season, having recorded 36 tackles, 10 passes defended and four interceptions, during the 2023 campaign. He'll be one of the top potential free agents this offseason if the Bears are unable to re-sign him before free agency begins. According to Adam Jahns of The Athletic, Poles would like to avoid using the franchise tag on Johnson, but it's not clear if they will if they're unable to each an agreement on an extension.

Heads toward free agency

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-08

Johnson (shoulder) was inactive in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

After intercepting just one pass in his first three years in the league, Johnson had a career year with four picks. The veteran also recorded 36 tackles, a touchdown and a forced fumble in 2023. After his strong season, Johnson's contract has been fulfilled, and the cornerback is an unrestricted free agent.

Won't play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Johnson (shoulder) is inactive Sunday against the Packers.

Johnson's absence will be a blow to the Bears' secondary as they close out their season with a divisional matchup against Green Bay. Terell Smith and Tyrique Stevenson will be candidates to see an uptick in work in his absence.

Doubtful for Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Johnson (shoulder) is listed as doubtful ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers.

The Pro Bowl cornerback was unable to practice all week after sustaining a shoulder injury during the Bears' Week 17 win over the Falcons, and his chances to play in Sunday's affair seem slim. If Johnson misses his third game of the season in Week 18, Terell Smith and Tyrique Stevenson would likely see increased work in Chicago's secondary.

Misses practice with shoulder issue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Johnson (shoulder) did not participate at practice Wednesday.

Johnson picked up a shoulder issue during Sunday's win versus Atlanta, and it's now keeping him out of the Bears' first practice of the new week. He'll probably need to return to practice Thursday or Friday to have a chance to play in Week 18.

Departs with injury in Week 17

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Johnson left Sunday's game against Atlanta with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

Johnson was injured while making a tackle in the second half and subsequently took himself out of the game. Tyrique Stevenson should get more defensive snaps if Johnson is unable to return Sunday.

Fourth pick of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Johnson posted an interception and a tackle in the Bears' 28-13 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Johnson has only recorded more than three tackles on two occasions, though he's tallied all four of his interceptions over the last seven games. When he doesn't pick off a pass, he has a low weekly scoring floor.

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