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Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson Breaks The Silence Over Divorce Rumours

Jaylon Johnson Breaks The Silence Over Divorce Rumours

Bears Hang On To Jaylon Johnson By Giving Him Franchise Tag

 

 

The Bears haven’t been able to agree with Jaylon Johnson on a long-term contract but aren’t willing to let him walk away. They used a franchise tag on him for the 2024 season.

Johnson was rated as the NFL’s top cornerback by Pro Football Focus last year. But he had been bothered by injuries and inconsistency before his breakout performance in the last season of his rookie contract.

As a second-round pick in the 2020 draft, Johnson was signed to a four-year deal worth about $6.5 million. He’ll receive $19.8 million under the franchise tag, a huge increase from his salary of $2.99 million last season.

General Manager Ryan Poles had indicated last week that the Bears had made a “strong” move in their attempt to sign Johnson to a long-term deal but it wasn’t enough to close the gap in negotiations before Tuesday’s deadline to use a franchise tag. The sides have until July 15 to work out an extension that would assure he’ll be a part of the team for at least a few seasons.

 

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