5 current Chicago Bears we should see in next years Pro Bowl
3. Jaylon Johnson could ascend to the Pro Bowl
It was pretty low-key, but Jaylon Johnson has had a pretty good season. Sure, he had given up a few big plays to A.J. Brown. However, he also had a few highlight-worthy defenses in coverage have to be commended as well. It is not often that a player can have that sort of stat line and you watch the tape and walk away impressed by the cornerback.
However, one of the big issues for Jaylon Johnson, and the secondary in general is the lack of pass rush. If the rush is coming and Hurts tries A.J. Brown once and it gets knocked away, it is tougher to go there over, and over. Instead, Hurts sat back and waited until Brown was able to get a step on Johnson, making it tough for him to stick with Brown for that long.
Johnson had a bad game against Brown statistically and also had a few rough snaps when he played in the slot. Beyond that, he has really had a strong season.
You would think he is done being asked to move into the slot, and if the team has a better pass rush, you could see his numbers improve in a big way next season. Jaylon Johnson could be a piece of the defensive resurgence and could earn a trip to the Pro Bowl over it.