Lonnie Johnson Jr., former Kentucky star, traded to new NFL team
Lonnie Johnson Jr. was a second-round pick of the Houston Texans in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The former Kentucky cornerback was a key player for the Texans’ defense the past 3 years, but now he’s on the move.
Per a tweet from the Kansas City Chiefs, a trade has been finalized sending Johnson from Houston to KC:
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 2, 2022
Johnson took to Twitter to share his excitement for joining a new squad:
— Lonnie Johnson jr. (@Lonnie30johnson) May 2, 2022
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Texans were receiving a conditional 2024 seventh-round pick in return for Johnson:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2022
Johnson has appeared in 44 games the past 3 seasons, making 172 total tackles. He has recorded 3 interceptions and 13 pass breakups during that time.