3. Jaylon Johnson made a statement by forcing a highlight reel turnover
It is no secret that the upcoming season is an important one for Jaylon Johnson.
While he’s been a bright spot in a poor Chicago Bears defense, the one glaring criticism of Johnson was his inability to force turnovers. So far in his career, he only has one interception to his name.
That’s why the play he made towards the end of Family Fest yesterday was so encouraging.
On first and goal, Justin Fields dropped back to pass and was looking to throw to a seemingly open Chase Claypool in the corner of the endzone. Jaylon Johnson was not having any of it.
He played the situation to complete textbook perfection. He took care of his first read by covering down on Cole Kmet in the flat. However, he never took his eyes off Justin Fields, keeping his footing and spacing perfect. As Fields began unloading, Jaylon immediately drove back to make a leaping interception in the back of the endzone.
It is impossible to play this any better.
If Jaylon Johnson adds ballhawk to his skill set, it will be extremely hard to argue against Ryan Poles giving him a contract extension worthy of a CB1.