The NFL has rescinded the fine handed out to Philadelphia Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson from Super Bowl 57.
Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the league took away Gardner-Johnson’s $14,111 fine that he initially received for a hit on Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco in the Super Bowl three weeks ago. Officials did not throw a flag on the hit.
The 25-year-old Johnson had four tackles in Super Bowl 57. The Eagles lost a heartbreaker to the Chiefs by a final score of 38-35, thanks to a late field goal by Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker.
That game-winning field goal was set up by a controversial defensive holding call on James Bradberry. Kansas City was able to melt most of the clock, setting the stage for Butker to play hero.
Here’s a look at the hit that Gardner-Johnson was originally fined for:
The Eagles acquired Gardner-Johnson in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Saints before the start of the 2022 season. Gardner-Johnson turned in by far his best season yet, recording six interceptions and eight pass defenses.
Gardner-Johnson is eligible to enter free agency, which is slated to begin on Mar. 15. At this time, however, there is no real indication that the Eagles and Gardner-Johnson are close to a contract extension.
Widely regarded as one of the top-10 free agents in the 2023 NFL Draft class, Gardner-Johnson stands to land a massive contract after completing his rookie deal.
For his career, Gardner-Johnson has 228 total tackles, four sacks, 11 interceptions and eight pass defenses. Following a successful three-year run in New Orleans followed by a big year in Philadelphia, it’s only a matter of time until he becomes one of the highest-paid safeties in the league.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.