John Johnson III: Signing with Browns “opportunity of a lifetime”

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After safety John Johnson III agreed to sign with the Browns as a free agent, his agents said that their client passed on other offers that included more money than he will get from the AFC North club.

Johnson explained why he made that decision during a video conference with the media after officially signing his deal on Friday. Johnson saw a team on the rise with some stars in place on a defense that would benefit from the addition of a player with his skill set.

“I felt it was the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s rare,” Johnson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

The Browns as a destination for players who want to be part of a winning team is something new to the NFL and it affirms many of the decisions the team has made over the last year or so have been the correct ones. If that extends to the Johnson signing, he probably won’t be the last player to put the team on the top of their wishlist.

7 responses to “John Johnson III: Signing with Browns “opportunity of a lifetime”

  1. Still waiting for a newly signed free agent to say ‘Wasn’t my first choice, but…’

  2. I think I’d wait until they had two winning seasons in a row before I declare them an “opportunity of a lifetime”. Then again, at age 25, maybe it is his best opportunity in life so far.

  3. Nothing I have seen about Johnson suggests he is worth the money he was paid by the Browns. Nothing about him stands out and makes me go wow. The Browns would have better signing Patrick Peterson and/or Richard Sherman. The Browns CBs are not good. I think Ronnie Harrison is better than Johnson.

  4. howboutthemcowboys2020 says:
    March 19, 2021 at 12:57 pm
    Nothing I have seen about Johnson suggests he is worth the money he was paid by the Browns. Nothing about him stands out and makes me go wow. The Browns would have better signing Patrick Peterson and/or Richard Sherman. The Browns CBs are not good. I think Ronnie Harrison is better than Johnson

    You aren’t impressed by a safety who had 105 tackles, played 100% of the snaps, and was the signal caller on the Number 1 ranked defense in the league? Sure thing bud.

  5. The Browns CBs are not good. I think Ronnie Harrison is better than Johnson.? Well Harrison and Johnson will be the browns starting safetys and Denzel Ward is one of the best in the league. Not to mention Delpit and Greedy will be back next year..

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