Football At Four: Does Trumaine Johnson Make Sense for the Eagles?
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson, signed to a five-year, $72.5 million contract prior to the 2018 season with the Jets, making him one of the league's highest-paid corners.
Now he's a free agent.
So does Johnson, a press-man corner, make sense for the Eagles? They seem to be focused on Byron Jones, in the free agent market.
"He could make sense for Philly," 973espn.com Eagles insider John McMullen said on The Sports Bash on Monday's edition of Football at Four.
McMullen explained how at one time Johnson was Byron Jones, the best corner on the free agent market, but maybe not good enough to live up to the price tag that comes with that moniker.
Johnson was given the franchise tag twice while he was with the Rams, who then let him walk after the 2017 season because he was a good, not great cornerback during his time in LA.
When Johnson went to the Jets, he entered a scheme that didn't fit his skill-set, suffering some injuries and underachieving his contract. The Jets tried to help by bringing in Gregg Williams, who coached Johnson with the Rams, but the results were still underwhelming.
"If you get him for one-year, and seven million dollars, that's a great deal," McMullen explained.
"I'd roll the dice on that all day long."