Taking a look at the 2018 National Football League offseason, one player that could draw a lot of interest is Trumaine Johnson. The Rams cornerback had 65 tackles along with two interceptions last season. Here are five teams that could be the most aggressive for him.
The Cleveland Browns are the first team that could be in play for him. Cleveland still hasn’t filled the void of Joe Haden, who was traded to Pittsburgh. Trumaine would bring much needed improvement to their secondary.
The second team in need of Johnson’s services is the New York Giants. The Giants were getting inconsistent play at conerback in 2017. The Giants secondary allowed the third most passing yards per game last season. As a result, Trumaine would definitely be an upgrade to the Giants secondary.
The next team that could be interested in the 6’2 cornerback out of the University of Montana would be the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders missed out on Vontae Davis since he signed with Buffalo. They also lost David Amerson to free agency, so Johnson could bring much needed veteran leadership to a young defense.
San Francisco 49ers are also in need of Johnson’s services. The 49ers have one of the youngest secondaries in the National Football League. Between their starting two cornerbacks ,they have limited experience as Dontae Johnson has been in the league for four years and Ahkello Witherspoon is coming off a rookie season in 2017. Johnson would bring experience along with 282 career tackles and 18 interceptions to their defense.
The last team that could be interested in Johnson is the Chicago Bears. The Bears have three cornerbacks all listed as free agents in Bryce Callahan, Kyle Fuller, and Prince Amukamara. He would definitely help Chicago in the secondary. Chicago, last season, allowed the seventh fewest passing yards per game at 211 yards. With all their corners being free agents, they need to address that position to keep up the solid performance on defense in 2018.
All five of these teams could use Johnson’s services whether its experience, veteran leadership, or just to fill a hole. The seven-year veteran will look to improve whatever team he lands on in 2018. The team that would benefit the most from him is the Chicago Bears.