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Jaylon Johnson Lightheartedly Attempts to Calm Media Frenzy Over Caleb Williams


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June 6, 2024  (3:41)
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Jaylon Johnson Playfully Calms Media Frenzy Over Caleb Williams

Before Caleb Williams joined the Chicago Bears, star cornerback Jaylon Johnson made a statement that some may have taken out of context. However, it sparked an engaging conversation.
Johnson told the media, «What you did in college, the Hollywood, it's like ‘nah, you gotta prove yourself. That stuff, like, that doesn't matter." What many missed was Johnson's follow-up: he emphasized the importance of getting to know Williams personally, rather than judging him solely on the hype.
Johnson clarified that building a relationship with Williams is crucial. Both players are eager to win and step up as leaders of the team. After a recent OTA practice, Johnson added another chapter to their budding relationship.
Johnson took a playful jab at Adam Hoge's tweet, which highlighted Williams' success in a recent practice. Johnson pointed out that the tweet didn't account for coverage sacks and checkdowns before completions.
"The best part of today's practice was Jaylon Johnson coming over to the media during 7-on-7s and taking issue with this Jahns tweet from last week because it didn't account for coverage sacks/checkdowns before the completions 😂," Adam Hoge tweeted on June 4, 2024.
The friendly competition between Williams and Johnson is expected to fuel the Bears' culture. When Johnson's words were taken out of context back in March, people missed the core message: the Bears are building a strong, competitive culture.
Johnson, coming off a breakout season in 2023, is laser-focused on winning and expects the same from his teammates. Fortunately, Williams shares this drive. He has repeatedly expressed his desire to win multiple Super Bowls and achieve "immortality."
With Williams' passion on offense and Johnson's on defense, the Bears are in great shape for leadership moving forward.
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Jaylon Johnson Lightheartedly Attempts to Calm Media Frenzy Over Caleb Williams

Do you think the friendly competition between Jaylon Johnson and Caleb Williams will benefit the Bears' performance?

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