The Eagles will make a “big push” to re-sign safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson this off-season, per Ian Rapoport.
Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman’s offseason trade for Gardner-Johnson paid off in a big way for this year’s elite Eagles defense.
The Eagles traded a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-rounder to the New Orleans for Gardner-Johnson just before the season and moved the ex-Saints slot cornerback to safety upon acquiring him.
Despite missing five regular-season games due to a lacerated kidney, Gardner-Johnson still led the NFL with six interceptions.
Gardner-Johnson brings an energy and a play-making ability to the defense, and at 25 years old he’s just entering his prime. He will command an upper-echelon safety deal.
He is definitely a player that the Eagles would want to keep around.
C.J. Gardner-Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo courtsey of CBS Sports