Chicago Bears 2020 CB Review: Jaylon Johnson stacks strong showings
Jaylon Johnson was tested again in Week 2 and has come up strong for the Chicago Bears
After Marvin Jones tested Jaylon Johnson and Johnson came up strong, Darius Slayton presented a very similar test in week two. With Jones being the veteran, it could be argued that Johnson was in an easier matchup this Sunday. Either way, he held up once again for the Chicago Bears, showing he was well worth the top 50 pick.
Darius Slayton had a big day against the Steelers but finished with three catches for 33 yards on Sunday. Only one for 13 was against Johnson. Slayton averaged 1.62 yards of separation per route run, which is below the league average of 2.84. Sterling Shepard beat Johnson for 24 yards as well, and a quick pass to Kaden Smith was credited to Johnson as well.
Still, Johnson finished 3-6 when targeted. He allowed just three yards after the catch per PFF. While two passes went for first downs, he also had two pass breakups.
Fuller was credited for five receptions allowed on nine targets. He allowed 63 yards, although only six were after the catch. Fuller allowed receptions to Golden Tate, Shepard, Slayton, Evan Engram, and CJ Board, who had two for 20 against Fuller.
Fuller did have a pass break up but also allowed four first downs. Overall, it wasn’t Fuller’s best day.
Skrine saw Golden Tate for the majority of the day. Tate was coming off of injury, but still, only two receptions for 16 yards is a big win for Skrine after struggling against Danny Amendola last week.
After struggling in week one, the Bears used Deon Bush as an extra safety instead of Danny Trevathan. The move paid off, as Bush allowed two receptions on four targets. Evan Engram beat Bush for a 22 yarder, but Bush had a key interception defending Engram as well. Overall, the Bears have to feel better about Bush defending players such as Engram than Trevathan.
Tashaun Gipson only allowed one reception for 10 yards as well, as he continues to play well in coverage. Eddie Jackson allowed four catches and had a penalty on a play he thought was an interception. Overall, he has had better days.
Lastly. Roquan Smith was elite in coverage, allowing six yards on three catches, with four yards coming after the catch and no catches moving the sticks.
Kyle Fuller: 6-15, 70 yards, 8 YAC, 1 INT, 1 PBU
Jaylon Johnson: 5-12, 79 yards, 9 YAC, 4 PBU
Buster Skrine: 8-12, 78 yards, 36 YAC, 1 PBU
Tashaun Gipson– 1