Johnson agreed to a three-year, $33.75 million contract with the Browns on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Johnson had numerous teams after him but ultimately chose to sign with the Browns, who will pay him $24 million in guaranteed money on the deal. He topped 100 tackles for the second time in the past three seasons with the Rams in 2020 and should be an impact starter at strong safety with Cleveland.
Johnson recorded 105 tackles (73 solo), an interception and eight pass breakups over 16 games during the 2020 regular season. After being limited to just six appearances in 2019, Johnson played the full slate in 2020 and turned in excellent production out of the secondary. Johnson is often overshadowed by superstars Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, but the free safety is another key cog for the Los Angeles defense.
Johnson logged seven tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jets. Johnson has been enjoying an excellent year in coverage with only 4.7 yards allowed per target and zero touchdowns surrendered over 55 opponent pass attempts. Week 15 was undoubtedly a lowlight for the Rams defense, however, as the No. 3 scoring unit allowed New York to reach 23 points for the fifth time this season while conceding a season-high 71 percent completion rate to Sam Darnold. Johnson and the Rams secondary must recalibrate quickly, facing a Week 16 road assignment against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
Johnson recorded nine tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 38-28 win over Arizona. The fourth-year free safety is having an excellent season with 83 tackles (56 solo), eight passes defensed and an interception. Johnson can be started confidently week in, week out in most IDP settings.
Johnson had six tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed during Monday's win over Tampa Bay. The 24-year-old has yet to miss a defensive snap for Los Angeles this season and ranks second on the team in tackles. Johnson has 67 tackles (42 solo), six passes defensed and one interception through 10 games in 2020.
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