The Eagles have come to an agreement with their first round draft pick (4th overall) to a four year deal. This comes just after the Dolphins announced they signed their first round pick, 3rd overall, Dion Jordan. It has been reported that Johnson and the Eagles had most of the contract done and were waiting on Dion Jordan to sign with the Dolphins so they could settle some off-setting language in the contract. The Eagles got the offset in the deal and in return, Johnson will get his entire bonus of $12.8 million in 15 days. He will receive $19.8 million over those four years.
Now there is no worry about a holdout and Johnson is expected be at Eagles training camp on Tuesday to start with the other rookies and veterans.
Johnson is the favorite to start at right tackle heading into the season with Todd Herremans moving to right guard. Johnson is expected to not only bolster an Eagles offensive line who were decimated due to injuries, but to also be the heir apparent at left tackle if All-pro Jason Peters isn’t able to return from his achilles injury. Johnson is a quick guy for his size and is projected to fit in very will with Chip Kelly’s high tempo offensive game plan. This is what Eagles coach Chip Kelly thinks about Johnson, “Real excited. We thought he was the most athletic tackle we’ve seen … I think he’s ready but he is raw. We look at raw as a positive. If he’s doing what he’s doing now … His ceiling is highest.” – Chip Kelly. Here are Johnson’s highlights while playing at Oklahoma-