3 reasons why the Chicago Bears won the Jaylon Johnson contract

For many, many reasons, the Chicago Bears are winners after re-signing Jaylon Johnson

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Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears had a plan for this off-season, and one of the top priorities was re-signing Jaylon Johnson.

At the NFL combine, Ryan Poles was asked every question imaginable, and Jaylon Johnson was a topic of discussion. Poles remained optimistic, and now Bears fans know why.

Jaylon Johnson and Chicago Bears reach agreement on 4-year, $76-million contract extension

Last season, Johnson was able to turn his talent into visible production. Going into the 2023 season, Jaylon Johnson had a single interception to his name.

In Eberflus' H.I.T.S. principles, the T is for turnovers. And in the 2023 season, Jaylon Johnson earned his T. Johnson ended the season with four interceptions and a forced fumble, which was crucial in showing his worth to a head coach and general manager who didn't initially draft him.

Not only is this a team-friendly deal, but it's beneficial for Jaylon Johnson, too. Considering how cold of a business the NFL can be, it's good practice when both sides can genuinely look in the mirror, happy with the deal they agreed to.

Johnson has to continue with his play, of course, but this is a major win across the board. For the Chicago Bears, however, there are a few main reasons it's a win for the team itself.