C.J. Gardner-Johnson seems to be expressing his satisfaction with no longer playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, and it seems to be primarily because of the fan base.
The former Eagles defensive back spent only one season in Philadelphia and, based on his comments during a live stream on Twitch, it appears he did not have a positive experience with the city’s residents.
When asked about his least favorite aspect of Philadelphia, Gardner-Johnson openly criticized the people, calling them obnoxious and expressing his disdain for them. It’s worth noting that Gardner-Johnson had his car stolen while he was in town, which may have contributed to his negative opinion of the residents.
“My least favorite thing … is the people,” Gardner-Johnson said. “They’re fing obnoxious, I fing can’t stand the fers.”
“They’re f*cking obnoxious, I f*cking can’t stand the f*ckers.”
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) July 19, 2023
Despite his dissatisfaction with the fan base, Gardner-Johnson had a successful season with the Eagles, starting 12 games and making significant contributions to the team’s defensive performance.
He recorded 67 tackles, eight passes defended, and six interceptions, which tied for the most in the league. Thanks in part to his contributions, the Eagles finished first in passing defense and tied for fourth in takeaways. Following his impressive performance, Gardner-Johnson signed a one-year contract worth $8 million with the Detroit Lions in March.
Although his new team does not have a scheduled game against the Eagles this season, it remains uncertain whether he will continue with the Lions or join another team next offseason.