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Jon Durr - USA Today Sports

Jaylon Johnson on contract talks, winning mentality

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Bears have revamped their roster for the 2023 season with several new additions to try to make a playoff run.

One of the parts that need to function properly is the secondary with cornerback Jaylon Johnson locking down one side of the field.

Johnson told ESPN's Keyshawn, JWill & Max recently that he would be at Halas for the final week of OTAs despite not having a new contract extension wrapped up.

“Honestly, for me, it used to be a lot of pressure,” Johnson said. “I would even say for me going into my third year, I felt like that was the year for me to put myself out there to be able to have a new contract, to be able to re-up. For me, it’s just about going out and being who I am. I know I can be a dominant corner. I am a dominant corner in this league, following No. 1 wide receivers and just finding ways to continue to do my job at a high rate, continue to be a better teammate, continue to find ways to win.”

“With winning comes paychecks, and I think at the end of the day, I need to focus on winning,” Johnson said. “That’s what I’m worried about going into Year 4.”

Johnson had 28 tackles, seven pass deflections, and a forced fumble last season.

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