Former Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson left Philly this offseason but couldn’t help himself from taking a jab at QB Jalen Hurts.
The notorious trash-talker took a one-year dirt cheap deal with the Detroit Lions after it was clear the Eagles weren’t planning to bring him back, and Gardner-Johnson is probably salty about how it played out.
Earlier this offseason, Gardner-Johnson overvalued himself during the start of free agency. He turned down the Eagles initial extension and quickly found out that his market was dwindling and ended up signing with the Detroit Lions.
Being hurt by the situation that he caused, Gardner-Johnson claimed that the Lions are a “better” team the NFC Champion Eagles. Just a salty comment by a big mouth former player.
In a not-so-subtle dig, Gardner-Johnson responded to a PFF tweet that asked its audience which young quarterback deserved the biggest contract. The options were Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Lamar Jackson.
Out of those quarterbacks, Gardner-Johnson has only played with Hurts but said Jackson deserves the most money, including three talking head emojis.
Gardner-Johnson continues to behave like a child. All of the nonsense that he posts on social media, just make him look like a smacked ass.
Maybe in a year’s time, the salt in the wound will eventually heal. For now, watch out: Gardner-Johnson is out on a personal mission to burn all his bridges in Philadelphia.
C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Photo courtsey of BILL STREICHER/USA TODAY SPORTS