Johnson, 22, signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech following the 2021 NFL Draft. Chicago waived him coming out of the preseason and re-signed him to the practice squad.
The Saints signed Johnson off Chicago’s practice squad in October, and he spent a month as the team’s kicker. New Orleans then waived Johnson a month later, and he caught back on with Chicago.
In 2021, Johnson played in four games for the Saints, going 8 for 8 on field goal attempts and 5 for 8 on extra point attempts.