The Chicago Bears 2023 offseason already has Jaylon Johnson talking about his contract situation with the team.
While the young cornerback is on his rookie contract until 2024, he is looking for an extension.
With 2023 being the last year of his rookie contract, it’s understandable for him to seek an extension.
However, he is currently without an extension.
Without an extension, it led to CHGO Sports asking if he sees the Bears paying him in 2023.
However, his initial response to the question was, “I hope so.”
But he follows his response with an understanding of how the contract process is business driven.
While he “wants to be in Chicago,” he might have to prove his worth to the team.
His 2022 season saw him playing 11 games, with him ending the season on the injured reserve.
With him “not pressing,” for a new contract, it might be from his disappointing end to his 2022 season.
However, he reveals to CHGO Sports how he and the Bears have at least started contract talks.
While he doesn’t have his extension yet, he’d love to get a new contract before the season starts.
But with him falling off from his 2021 performance, the Bears might need some convincing before they give Johnson what he desires.
It was during 2021 when Johnson was seeing his star rise during his second season with the Bears.
However, 2022 didn’t see him with the same flare as time went on.
With this in mind, the Bears have some thinking to do with him and his contract.
If he wants a deal now, he might not get what he feels he’s worth.
However, if he starts off 2023 looking good, he can get a much better contract.NEXT: NFL Insider Gives Latest Insight On Bears' No. 1 Pick