Coming off a bye week, the Chicago Bears are preparing to host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Head coach Matt Eberflus announced that cornerback Jaylon Johnson will be the Bears' honorary captain for the Week 15 contest.
The honorary captain role goes beyond a player's on-field attributes, and Johnson is certainly deserving of the honor against the Eagles.
He was recently named the Bears' 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award nominee. Furthermore, Johnson is involved with The Kevvy's Vision Project, a non-profit organization in his hometown of Fresno, CA that strives to empower and motivate underprivileged communities while giving them equal opportunities to succeed.
"It's important for our team and each player to get out in the community, to really be supportive of that," Eberflus explained. "In our team meetings every Wednesday we highlight who's been in the community for that week."
Jaylon Johnson will join the four permanent captains — Justin Fields, Eddie Jackson, Justin Jones, and Cody Whitehair — among the Chicago Bears' leadership group in Week 15.