Free representative security C.J. Gardner-Johnson and the Detroit Lions reached an arrangement on a 1 year offer worth as much as $8 million, a source informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday night.
Gardner-Johnson, 25, was gotten by the Philadelphia Eagles from the New Orleans Saints in late August together with the Saints’ 2025 seventh-round draft choice for a 2023 fifth-round choice and the latter of their 2 sixth-round choices in 2024.
He was asked to make a position switch from cornerback to security upon his arrival in Philadelphia and successfully did so. He completed the routine season connected for the most interceptions in the NFL (6) in spite of missing out on 5 video games with a lacerated kidney. He ended up being the only Eagle considering that the 1970 merger to tape-record interceptions in 5 successive video games.
Gardner-Johnson, who has the protection qualities and ball abilities to suit several protective plans, became part of a secondary that enabled the least death lawns usually throughout the routine season (180 lawns per video game).
He was the leading protective complimentary representative staying, according to ESPN’s rankings
A fourth-round choice by the Saints in 2019, he has 11 interceptions, 36 passes safeguarded and 20 takes on for loss over 4 seasons.
ESPN’s Tim McManus and Matt Bowen added to this report.