Jaylon Johnson just used the Trubisky line on Trey Lance

The Chicago Bears did the job on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. It wasn’t pretty. The weather conditions were like something out of the Bible, and the first half didn’t go well for the attack. Still, they overcame a 10-0 second-half deficit by scoring 19 unanswered points. Justin Fields led the way with two touchdown passes as the defense slammed the door in the final 25 minutes. Jaylon Johnson, Dominique Robinson, Eddie Jackson and Roquan Smith were all terrific down the stretch.

A big part of their success was choking out 49ers quarterback Trey Lance. He finished the day 13 of 28 for 164 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. People blamed bad weather for the performance, but the reality is the Bears defense made him feel uncomfortable all game. They fired him twice and pressured him countless times. While some media are lenient with Lance after what happened, Johnson is not one of them. His quote to Josh Schrock from NBC Sports Chicago was less than flattering.

“What do you think he did?” He does nothing. We made him play quarterback. We know he hurt us in the running game with his feet, and everyone knows that at some point he’s going to run and make a play. But I feel like we really had to. play the quarterback. Like I said, he’s still young and I think he’ll end up being a good player for them. But it’s early. He has to go through it. I feel like we did exactly what I said we would do. Prove him as a quarterback.

This line should sound oddly familiar to Bears fans.

Johnson and the defense knew Lance was a big threat with his legs. So their goal was simple: keep him in the pocket and make him flap his arm. It’s the same line used three years ago by former Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams to describe Mitch Trubisky.

We wanted Mitch to play quarterback. We knew they had a lot of guns, we knew they were dangerous, we knew all those things. But we knew if we could get Mitch to play at quarterback, we would have a chance.

Johnson basically called Lance a Trubisky-type quarterback. This must sting for 49ers fans. They had rubbed it in the faces of Bears fans for years after getting Chicago to trade in 2017 to take Trubisky 2nd overall. The great irony is that San Francisco gave way more to get Lance last year. If Johnson’s comment is true, this could be one of the worst picks in modern NFL Draft history.

Jaylon Johnson isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

The cornerback has always had endless self-confidence. It’s a common trait for the best cornerback in the NFL. Although he may seem quiet and reserved at first glance, don’t let that fool you. He has a venomous mouth when he chooses to use it. Lance was just his latest victim. Johnson won’t pay tribute to anyone who doesn’t deserve it. If the kid wants to get rid of the Trubisky label, he’ll have to improve to “be a quarterback.”

One thing is certain. The Bears are happier than ever San Francisco chose to drop Justin Fields. He was much calmer and in control during the game. Neither the weather nor the fierce 49ers pass rush broke it. He weathered the storm, regrouped and led three straight second-half touchdowns to win the game. Jaylon Johnson must have liked it.

Looks like Chicago can have a full team.

There is a long way to go. Winning a game won’t prove anything in the NFL. If this team wants their respect, then they’ll have to take it. Johnson likely won’t have those same words ready for Aaron Rodgers next Sunday night.

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