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Fathers, sons who began their NFL careers on the same team
Ohio State tackle Paris Johnson Jr. with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals sixth overall in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. (Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Fathers, sons who began their NFL careers on the same team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BVM) – After trading back to the 12th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals made a trade with the Detroit Lions to move up to the sixth overall pick. With that pick, Arizona selected Paris Johnson Jr. whose father had also been drafted by the Cardinals back in 1999. Paris Johnson Sr. was a fifthround selection by Arizona and played for the Cardinals for one season. 

It is already rare to see families produce multiple generations of NFL talent, although there are some famous examples, but what the Johnson family just had happen to them is even rarer. It’s only happened a few times, but here is a list of fathers and sons that started their NFL careers with the same team. 

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