3 Teams That Can Steal Jaylon Johnson if Bears Delay On a Deal

All indications are that Jaylon Johnson will be on the Chicago Bears next year. But if disaster strikes, these teams could really use him and win a championship immediately.

Dec 18, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) celebrates a pass
Dec 18, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) celebrates a pass / Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Dallas Cowboys

Speaking of those Cowboys, their season ended abruptly when they lost their first playoff game to the Green Bay Packers. The defense was blindsided by a Packers team that was ready to play while the Cowboys looked like they were sleepwalking. Blame can be spread to quarterback Dak Prescott and the offensive side of the ball, but the defense did them no favors with their performance.

Every year, it seems we go into the season hearing how it's the Cowboy's year and end it by explaining what went wrong. Owner Jerry Jones said he trusts Mike McCarthy and believes this team will get it done. But he also openly stated he'd love to have Bill Belichick as his head coach.

Regardless, Jones, McCarthy, and the rest of the team feel they are ready for a championship and just missing a few key pieces. Jones is probably at the point where he's prepared to irresponsibly spend to put the Cowboys over the top for a short amount of time.

How about a Pro Bowl cornerback deserving of a big payday?

Imagine a defense with Micah Parsons lurking while Johnson is covering deep. That could be a quarterback's worst nightmare. Dallas is also facing some uncertainty at corner, with Stephon Gilmore, Jourdan Lewis and Noah Igbinoghene all set to hit free agency themselves.

If Jones is ready to pay up, Johnson would be their missing piece.