C.J Gardner-Johnson, a safety with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, was born on December 10, 1997. He is renowned as a Nickelback for his perseverance on the football field.
The New Orleans Saints selected Gardner-Johnson in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft (105th overall).
Thanksgiving Day’s Week 13 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets saw Gardner-Johnson make his first career interception off a pass from Matt Ryan, helping the Jets to a 26-18 victory.
Gardner-Johnson was the starting safety in 2021. Before being placed on injured reserve on November 13, he made seven starts. He became operational on December 11.
On December 19, 2021, Gardner-Johnson helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win 9-0 by intercepting Tom Brady’s ball intended for Scotty Miller late in the game.
The Saints dealt Gardner-Johnson and a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles on August 30, 2022, in exchange for a fifth-round pick and the lesser of their two 2024 NFL Draft sixth-round picks.
Who Are C.J. Gardner-Johnson Parents?
In his first two seasons with Florida, Gardner-Johnson was identified as Chauncey Gardner Jr. In honor of his stepfather, Brian Johnson, he changed his jersey’s name for his junior season to Gardner-Johnson.
Although Chauncey Gardner Sr., Gardner-real Johnson’s father, has been a part of his childhood, Johnson has taken care of Gardner-Johnson since he was a little child.