CB Kevin Johnson
Contract: 1 year, $3.5 million
2020 Stats: 13 GP, 35 tackles, 3 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble
Performance Grade: D-
Contract Grade: D+
Kevin Johnson was expected to provide an instant upgrade in the secondary but all he ended up doing was proving that he wasn’t worth a single penny of his contract. Johnson was supposed to be the nickel back for the Browns but an injury to Greedy Williams propelled Johnson, Terrence Mitchell, and M.J. Stewart into huge roles that none of them were capable of handling.
Johnson’s deal is favorable but his play was so poor you can’t help but accept that there was nothing of value with his play. He didn’t contribute to anything defensively and considering how often the Browns got torched by speedier receivers, it’s not hard to just assume most of the corners on this team were awful.
The corners were so bad, guys like Andrew Sendejo, Sheldrick Redwine, and Ronnie Harrison were often blamed for plays they weren’t responsible for. Johnson may have value as a dime or quarter corner still but he’s clearly not a top-three guy.