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Jaylon Johnson

DB

#33

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 23

Weight: 196 lbs

College: Utah

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    33
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    1
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Biography

PRO CAREER:

  • Entering his third season with the Bears in 2022; selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft (50th overall) by the Bears
  • Has started in all 28 games of his career, owning 90 tackles (71 solo), 24 PDs and 1 INT

2021 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started in 15 games, only missing two due to COVID-19
  • Finished the season with 46 tackles (37 solo) and nine PDs
  • Registered five tackles (three solo) and recorded a PD in the Bears season-opener against the Rams
  • Snagged his first career INT in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 win over the Bengals
  • Logged three solo tackles at the Browns in Week 3
  • Recorded two tackles to contribute to the Bears Week 5 win at the Raiders
  • Registered three tackles in Week 6 vs. the Packers
  • Recorded a team-high and season-high six tackles (five solo) and forced his first career fumble in the Week 12 victory at the Lions

2020 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started all but three games (Weeks 15-17) for the Bears at cornerback, missing the final three games and the Wild Card playoff game due to a shoulder injury
  • Despite missing the last three regular season games, Johnson still finished fourth in the NFC with 15 PDs; had five games with multiple PDs
  • His five PDs in his first two games were the second most by a rookie defender in their first two games since the league started tracking PDs in 1999 (Marcus Peters had seven through his first two games in 2015)
  • Started at cornerback Week 1 at Detroit, making him the first Bears rookie to start at corner on opening day since Walt Harris in 1996; became the first non-first round draft pick to start at corner for the Bears in the opener since Mike Richardson in 1983; also broke up a Matthew Stafford pass in the end zone on the final play to help secure the victory
  • Recorded three tackles and two PDs in the win at the Panthers; broke up a pass on Carolina's opening drive that led to a Tashaun Gipson Sr. INT and set up Chicago's first touchdown
  • Logged five tackles his second most of the season in Week 10 and added one PD
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