Jaylon Johnson finally flashes in Chicago Bears training camp
We have been waiting for the Chicago Bears debut of Jaylon Johnson for a while, and we finally got it
One of the more concerning notes from training camp so far has been the absence of Jaylon Johnson. Rookies are going to be further behind than ever this year, so to hear that Johnson had yet to wear pads during a Chicago Bears practice with three weeks until game day is concerning.
In fact, Johnson starting despite so few practices would be going against a lot of precedents that the Bears have had with rookies. Every day Johnson missed was a step closer to a game missed. Fortunately, that came to an end on Monday when Johnson suited up.
It is nice to hear that Johnson has returned to the lineup. However, what makes the news even better is that already is showing something on the field. Sure, it is not fun to hear Nick Foles threw the pick, but it does speak to Johnson being able to jump on the field and get the ball in his hands quickly.
He still has an uphill battle to find himself in the starting lineup by Week One. However, by practicing today, he has at least made it a possibility. Looking good in the practice session cannot hurt, either.
Overall, this week will be huge for Jaylon Johnson. He has to ramp up fast, but throwing too much at him could result in injury or a mental lapse. Still, every day is crucial as we get closer and closer to the start of the regular season.