BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson was an integral part of the New Orleans Saints’ 2020 defense, and he earned a handsome raise for his efforts, leading all Saints players in performance-based pay bumps.
NFL teams were operating with an $8.5 million pool this year, and Gardner-Johnson led the way with $549,038 after playing 1,008 defensive and special teams snaps in 2020. This is Gardner-Johnson's second consecutive year leading the Saints in this category, earning an extra $278,725 after his 2019 rookie campaign.
Center Erik McCoy, who led all Saints players with 1,074 snaps from scrimmage...