The Los Angeles Chargers missed their chance to strengthen their secondary with free agent safety John Johnson III, as reports reveal that he will be heading back to LA but with the Rams, not the Chargers. The 27-year-old spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Rams before moving to Cleveland for the past two seasons. Now, he will return to LA on a one-year deal with the Rams.
Despite the Chargers being among the top contenders to sign Johnson, the LA front office chose not to make a move. Despite some concerns about their secondary, the Chargers seem confident in their current roster and will see how it plays out for them.
Heading into his seventh NFL season, Johnson boasts an impressive track record with 512 tackles, one sack, 41 pass deflections, 12 interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
The much-anticipated reunion between Brandon Staley, the Chargers’ head coach, and Johnson won’t come to fruition this time. However, it’s time to move forward and focus on the upcoming season with the group of players at the training camp.
As John Johnson III returns to LA, this time as a member of the Rams, it marks a significant addition to their secondary. While the Chargers missed the opportunity to acquire him, they will continue to work with their current roster in their pursuit of success in the upcoming season. The NFL landscape is ever-changing, and teams must adapt to the challenges and opportunities that arise.