CJ Gardner-Johnson is still available
Our top 10 agents Include a couple of players who are available to anyone who wants to follow them. For one, quarterback Lamar Jackson, a pair of first-round draft picks would be compensation if he signed a draft sheet the Ravens didn’t match. For the other, CJ Gardner-Johnson’s integrity, is free and plain with no strings attached or compensation.
There were crickets this week regarding Gardner Johnson. This is usually a sign that the player wants more than anyone is paying for.
As one league source said Saturday morning, anyone who remains available at this point is bypassing the market.
Five days after the market basically opened, it is also a sign that there is likely to be no big money. Teams spend their budgets fairly quickly, rarely keeping money for a player who wanted more than they were attracting at the start of the process.
The situation points to a possible one-year deal for Gardner-Johnson, allowing him to re-enter the market next year, in another attempt to cash in on a multi-year contract.
A player with a nose for the ball, Gardner Johnson had six interceptions (tied for the league lead) in 12 games last season.
A return to the Eagles is still possible. The Broncos could also be interested, given this new head coach Sean Payton He worked with the Saints when he reached Gardner Johnson via the fourth round of the draft.
Whatever it is, someone will get a good player. He probably won’t get the damn good contract he was hoping to get.
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