In a new interview with ESPN, Vinny Johnson has confirmed that he is in fact a member of the Bears.

It’s a little bit of a surprise because, as you may recall, Johnson is a former NFL player.

And he has been a full-time player for the last eight years.

So why did Johnson suddenly become a full time player in the NFL, rather than joining the league as a player?

Johnson, who is originally from New Orleans, has been out of the league for six years.

He’s been playing college football for the Saints, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2014.

In his rookie season with the Saints in 2015, Johnson started nine games.

After the season, he had surgery on his right knee.

He played in five games the next year, but he never got a chance to prove himself in the pros.

Johnson then signed a five-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings in 2018, but that contract was terminated after the Vikings lost in the NFC Championship Game to the Seahawks.

In 2019, Johnson signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Johnson had a rough start to his first NFL season.

He had five tackles in two games, and he was benched by Chip Kelly as a result of the season.

Johnson then spent the rest of the year with the Cleveland Browns, where he was released in November 2020.

Johnson was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2021, and had a solid season for them.

He was released a few weeks later.

He signed a four-year, $36 million contract with Seattle in February 2022, but the deal was terminated before the season began.

Johnson’s contract ended in November 2021, so he spent the season with his hometown Minnesota Vikings.

He then signed with the Miami Dolphins in December 2022, where Johnson had one of the worst seasons of his career.

He missed all of the preseason because of a torn ACL.

In the regular season, Johnson had only nine tackles.

The Dolphins then signed Johnson to a five year contract with a base salary of $20 million.

Johnson went on to play in the 2017 season for the Miami Marlins.

Johnson signed a one-year extension with the Arizona Cardinals in November 2024, and was released following the season due to injury.

He spent the entire season on the team’s injured reserve.

Johnson returned to the Dolphins in March 25, 2025, and spent the next three seasons with the team.

Johnson did not play in a game in 2018 or the first three games of 2019.

Johnson played in seven games with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019, and the team released him after the season after two games.

He then signed an eight-year $57 million contract extension with Arizona in February 2021, with an option for a sixth year, $57.5 million.

That contract was also terminated before Johnson’s second year of the deal.

Johnson’s contract was then renewed by the San Francisco 49ers, who released him in April 2021, the same month the Rams traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers.

He made $15 million that year.

The next year was a bit of an anomaly for Johnson.

He saw his contract go up a bit from $18 million to $22 million.

It was the highest ever for a player on a contract that was not a franchise tag.

The Rams then traded him, so the Rams then released him.

Johnson is now a full member of his former team, and is hoping to join them soon.

The Saints have not made any official announcements regarding Johnson, but they are rumored to be interested in him.