These 6 Chicago Bears should be announced as season-long Captains

Dakota Zientek
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Chicago Bears Captain No. 6: Jaylon Johnson

To me, Jaylon Johnson has been one of those guys that you don’t notice how good they are until you really watch them. For the casual fan, Jaylon Johnson is good; to the analytical fan, Jaylon Johnson is more than just good.

That’s not a shot at Johnson, however, when the defense took a step down in production, it wasn’t easy to find the positives. That being said, Jaylon Johnson has been a positive influence since being drafted — as he’s been as close to a lockdown corner as the Bears have seen in some time.

Not only that, but he’s the type of player to stare competition in the eyes and antagonize it to come and attack him. That’s the type of mentality I’d dream of the Bears defense to have.

When Jaylon Johnson knew he’d be going against the league’s best receiver in Davante Adams, it didn’t scare him. In fact, he welcomed it.

Along with that, he’s a vocal leader. When the season looked like a dumpster fire last season, Jaylon Johnson had no issue calling out what needed to be called out: Matt Nagy and those that have given up on the season.

Again, I want leaders that don’t sugarcoat. With that, I wholeheartedly believe that if the Chicago Bears go to yearly captains, Jaylon Johnson will have a “C” on his chest in no time.

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So, going into the 2022 NFL season, here are the captains I’d choose:

  • Justin Fields
  • David Montgomery
  • James Daniels (if resigned)
  • Roquan Smith
  • Khalil Mack
  • Jaylon Johnson