The New Orleans Saints have traded defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the Philadelphia Eagles. This decision came after talks about a contract extension broke down between the defensive back and the New Orleans Saints. Gardner-Johnson is considered a rising star as a defensive back and started 31 games in three years for the team. The New Orleans Saints drafted him in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He is expected to be a starting defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles this season.
Shocker: The #Saints are trading DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the #Eagles, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. After extension talks broke down, the focus shifted from keeping Gardner-Johnson to trading him. Philly lands a starter. pic.twitter.com/k6bxvziA84
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2022
In his three-year NFL career with the New Orleans Saints, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has recorded 122 solo tackles, 161 total tackles, three sacks, 28 passes defended, one forced fumble, and five interceptions that he returned for 76 yards and zero touchdowns. Gardner-Johnson is a rising star and is expected to receive an even larger role with the Philadephia Eagles this season. The move was a fairly surprising one for the Saints who typically value having young talent on their defense.
Full trade terms:
?Eagles receive safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Saints’ 7th-round pick in 2025.
?Saints receive the Eagles’ 5th-round pick in 2023 and the worse of their two 6th-round picks in 2024.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2022
The New Orleans Saints didn’t exactly get a large return for Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in their trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. This will likely impact both defenses in different ways and it is easy to see why the Eagles decided to complete this trade. NFL teams have until four p.m. on Tuesday to cut their rosters to 53 men in preparation for the regular season.