After the Jets missed out on QB Kirk Cousins in free agency this offseason, the team almost had more cap space than they knew what to do with.
They gave some of that money to QB Teddy Bridgewater, but they handed the most to CB Trumaine Johnson, who inked a big five-year, $73 million contract with the Jets.
Johnson played for the Rams his entire career but was free to leave this offseason after the team acquired Aqib Talib, Sam Shields and Marcus Peters. As the top corner on the market, he had options. But he chose to sign with the Jets to win games.
"I'm a consistent player, a playmaker, a tone-setter," Johnson said, via ESPN's Rich Cimini. "I came here to win games. I'm a winner at heart."
The 28-year-old is now the second highest paid cornerback, behind Redskins CB Josh Norman, but insists he's going to play like he's always played.
"I'm going to come in here to play ball like I know how to play ball," said Johnson. "No expectations from me, no weight on my shoulders."
Johnson will hope to be the most successful DB for the team since Darrelle Revis left.
"You, as a corner, you have to know about Darrelle Revis," Johsnon said. "I didn't know him personally, but, of course, I used to watch him. Great corner, great Pro Bowler, future Hall of Famer. He was a technician, especially at the line of scrimmage. That's where he made a lot of his money."
Over six seasons in the NFL, Johnson has 18 interceptions and three touchdowns.