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C.J. Gardner-Johnson Takes Back Harsh Comments About Philadelphia After Signing With Eagles

undefined addressed the elephant in the room shortly after it was reported Tuesday that he agreed to sign a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 26-year-old cornerback spent the 2022 season in Philadelphia but was highly critical of the city on a video game livestream last July. When asked what his least favorite thing was about Philadelphia, Gardner-Johnson said, “the people.”

“They’re f------ obnoxious,” he said.

He didn’t waste any team acknowledging those comments on Tuesday.

“I do owe the fans of Philly an apology, regardless this is an amazing place and we had some memories together!” Gardner-Johnson wrote on social media. “Let’s go get us one.”

Gardner-Johnson tied for the league lead with six interceptions for the Eagles in 2022. He signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions last season but suffered an injury in Week 2 and only played six games—three in the regular season and three in the playoffs.

Now back in Philadelphia, Gardner-Johnson will join an Eagles team looking to rebound from a disappointing finish to the 2023 campaign.

It appears Eagles fans have already forgiven Gardner-Johnson for his harsh comments, some even embracing the cornerback in classic Philadelphia fashion: