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C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s contract details with Detroit Lions

As you certainly heard by now, the Detroit Lions have signed former Philadelphia Eagles DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson to a contract for the upcoming 2023 season. The contract details for Gardner-Johnson’s contract have been revealed, and according to Over The Cap, his deal with the Lions is for 1-year with a salary cap hit of $4.5 million in 2023. As you can see below, the deal also includes a voided year in 2024 with a $2 million cap hit due to a prorated bonus. All $6.5 million of the contract is fully guaranteed.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson Detroit Lions contract

Key Points

  1. The Detroit Lions have signed former Philadelphia Eagles DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson to a 1-year contract for the 2023 season.
  2. According to Over The Cap, Gardner-Johnson’s contract has a salary cap hit of $4.5 million in 2023 and includes a voided year in 2024 with a $2 million cap hit.
  3. The entire $6.5 million of Gardner-Johnson’s contract is fully guaranteed.

Why it Matters for C.J Gardner-Johnson and the Detroit Lions

To bolster their revamped, youthful secondary, the Lions have signed DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who had a standout 2022 season, tying for the league lead with six interceptions. With projected starting cornerbacks Cam Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley also joining in free agency and returning safeties Kerby Joseph and Tracy Walker, Gardner-Johnson’s leadership and skills will be crucial to the Lions’ success in the upcoming season. Notably, Gardner-Johnson has expressed his belief that the Lions boast a stronger roster than the Philadelphia Eagles, who recently made it to the Super Bowl.

Bottom Line: Gardner-Johnson immediately improves the Lions secondary

The Lions have signed Gardner-Johnson to a 1-year contract worth $4.5 million with a fully guaranteed $6.5 million. Gardner-Johnson joins a revamped and youthful secondary that also includes Sutton and Moseley, and returning safeties Kerby Joseph and Tracy Walker. Gardner-Johnson’s leadership and talent, showcased by his six interceptions during the 2022 season, will be vital to the Lions’ success in the upcoming season. Additionally, Gardner-Johnson believes the Lions have a stronger roster than the Philadelphia Eagles, who recently made it to the Super Bowl.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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