Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Travis Kelce makes amends with CB bosses he’s traded for

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During the 2019 playoffs, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Houston Texans in one of the most exciting playoff games in Kansas City history.

After going down 24-0 to Houston early in the second quarter, the Chiefs began to close the deficit. The end result would be a 51-31 win for the Chiefs that would advance them to the AFC Championship Game.

In that game, tight end Travis Kelce put on one of the best performances of his career. He registered 10 catches for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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One of the Texas defensemen assigned to cover Kelce in that game was then-rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr., who not only struggled to cover Kelce but also had some trash talk from the All-Pro tight -End received.

Two years later, Kansas City traded to Johnson on May 2 for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2024 Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Looking ahead to that 2019 division game, Johnson and Kelce took to Twitter after the trade to make amends now that they’re teammates.

@tkelce we cool now bro,” Johnson wrote on May 2.

“You know we’ve always been men!! let’s show up!! ‘ answered Kelce.

Other Twitter users reacted to Kansas City’s trade for Johnson.

Got wind of it this afternoon. Good trade by the #bosses act #Texans CB Lonnie Johnson, Jr. He fits the Spags style and should have a better career in KC than Houston. Also, he is reunited with Justin Reid in KC’s secondary school. Another solid move from Veach!” wrote one Twitter user.

“And then Brett Veach traded the sofa switch for Lonnie Johnson Jr. on Monday, signed Justyn Ross, who was first-round picked from injuries, and guaranteed the Chiefs another year of Melvin Ingram or a compensatory pick in the 2023 draft. Not all superheroes wear capes,” wrote another user.

Speaking to Texas media, Johnson shared his thoughts on the Kansas City trade.

“Man, I’ve enjoyed my time with the Texans through all the ups and downs,” Wilson said of Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson. “I still have love for the Texans. They took me in and moved me in. You showed me a lot.”

Johnson is also grateful for the way Houston handled the situation.

“It was just time for both of us to go our separate ways,” he said. about Wilson. “I’m just grateful they did it right and put me on a winning team.”

After playing primarily as a cornerback during his rookie season, Johnson played a majority of his snaps in the secondary with free safety for the past two seasons, according to the PFF. However, Johnson announced he will switch back to the corner, which he appreciates.

“Man, I think [the Chiefs are] to be able to put myself out there, to go out, to be physical and to get fixed in one position,” Wilson said of the move back to the corner. about Wilson. “To build a foundation with a team and a position, overall I’m just happy and blessed.”

Following the trade, the Kansas City cornerback room now consists of Johnson, Trent McDuffie, 2022 first-round pick, L’Jarius Sneed, Rashad Fenton, Deandre Baker, Joshua Williams, fourth-round pick, Jaylen Watson, seventh-round pick and Nazeeh Johnson.

After playing primarily as a cornerback during his rookie season, Johnson played a majority of his snaps in the secondary with free safety for the past two seasons, according to the PFF. However, Johnson announced he will switch back to the corner, which he appreciates.



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