Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Signs with Detroit Lions, One-Year Deal Worth $8 Million
By SI.COM // March 21, 2023
Opposing Qb's recorded a 63.8 passer rating when targeting Gardner-Johnson in 2022
Thank you Philly organization, definitely was a hell of a ride!!! 🙏🏾
— C.J. Gardner-Johnson (@CGJXXIII) March 20, 2023
(SI.COM) – The Detroit Lions have made another splash signing in free agency. One of the top free-agent defensive backs is now off the market, as the team has significantly bolstered its secondary.
According to ESPN, the team has reached an agreement with defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. The deal is reportedly worth $8 million for one season.
After adding Cam Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley, the team has now secured the services of the former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back.
Opposing quarterbacks only recorded a 63.8 passer rating when targeting Gardner-Johnson last season.
What should be appealing to Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn is the position flexibility that Gardner-Johnson brings. He’s equipped to play both cornerback and safety.
Gardner-Johnson was traded to the Eagles from the New Orleans Saints during the 2022 preseason.
Along with former Lions defensive back Darius Slay, the addition quickly catapulted the Eagles’ defense into one of the league’s top units.
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