The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a three-year $33.75 million deal with $24 million guaranteed with the former Los Angeles Rams safety.
It took some time but the Cleveland Browns made a splash in free agency, signing safety John Johnson to a three-year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $33.75 million with $24 million in guaranteed money.
This deal was a no-brainer for the Browns. The Cleveland defense was not good last season due to injuries and low-quality players. Adding someone with the talent of John Johnson is a move that should net the Browns high quality play over the life of the contract. Johnson is instantly the best safety on the team and it is not even close. While Ronnie Harrison played well and Grant Delpit is an unknown, the fact of the matter is that the Browns needed a clear upgrade in their secondary and they got it.
John Johnson has appeared in 54 career games (48 starts) for the Los Angeles Rams prior to agreeing to a deal with Cleveland. In those games Johnson has 32 pass defenses, 8 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble. This a nice start for the Browns as they seek to upgrade their defense, but it cannot be the end of their additions this offseason before the draft.