The Detroit Lions made a deal on Sunday (March 19) to lock in defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson for the next year. This was a bit of a surprise, since the Lions had already made two big signings in the cornerback position, but the free agency period is full of surprises, so let the good times roll.
Now, Philadelphia Eagles fans seemed surprised, too. For one, Gardner-Johnson is just 25 years old and helped pull the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance. He seemed an integral part of the Eagles formula. Plus, for the Lions, he reportedly signed a modest one-year deal worth $8 million with $6.5 million guaranteed.
Here’s what people in the NFL are saying about the much buzzed-about move.