PHILADELPHIA — When safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson came to the Eagles Trade with the New Orleans Saints Week Before the He struggled to grasp one thing about his new team during the regular season.

It His teammates Shaun Bradley, Miles Sanders and Haason Reddick used the term to describe almost everything: “jawn.” He was baffled by the term, which is Philadelphia slang and refers to a person, place, or thing. Sometimes it still does.

“I seriously never understood what that was,” Gardner-Johnson, a native of Orlando, Fla., said that he grew up there. Gardner-Johnson, who grew up in a small town outside Orlando, Fla., said that he and his family have been able to play a roleplay Grand Theft Auto V. This popular first-person action-adventure video game has been a huge help. Eagles Team members become closer. Even more important, he can understand his teammates better on the In conversation and field

Up to 11 weeks the Regular season the Eagles (9-1) the Record for best record the N.F.L. For many reasons: the Improvement of Jalen Hurts, their third-year quarterback; a defense that is ranked In the Top 10 the league; and players who have made an impression. They have found a unique way to bond through video gaming. the Ascension Eagles.

“It’s kind of like our secret sauce,” Gardner-Johnson said.

All things considered the Practice, film studies, weight lifting, and many other activities Eagles According to players, they are eager to spend their leisure time living. the The life of anyone other than a footballer. For hours they play a modified, multi-player roleplay version. the Video game

Grand Theft Auto V lets you navigate Los Santos, a fictional place, as the main character. You must complete missions to advance. In the roleplay version, players act as civilians — clerks, doctors, taxi drivers, police officers and lawyers — who earn money for completing tasks in their role to purchase clothes, cars, restaurants and whatever else they desire. There is no greater mission or better way to progress. Even though the You can play the game on A variety of gaming consoles are available, such as the Xbox and PlayStation. the Modified versions can only be played with a computer setup.

To access a personalized world, users need to join a user-created or start their own server. Users can communicate with one another via headsets using their characters names. If they break game rules, they could be sent to jail.

As in all N.F.L. lockers Locker rooms Eagles Players are grouped by the So they can easily talk about the position they play the They know the intricacies of their specific jobs. They are also grouped this way — with a handful of the same guys — in film review sessions and position meetings. It For teammates, it can be difficult to establish relationships with each other outside of these clusters.

Gaming has always been a popular way to make money. Eagles Players who line up everywhere the Field to hang. Reddick and Bradley are both avid gamers. Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell (running back) are avid gamers. Gardner-Johnson claimed that he persuaded Jordan Mailata, offensive tackle, to join him.

“It just builds a friendship at the end of the day,” Reddick, an edge rusher, had seven and a-half sacks in this season’s season. “Then, when you get on the field, we’re all happy for each other, and we all want each other to do good.” He also added: “And we get to talk about other subjects; we don’t have to talk about football with each other.”

The time it takes to accomplish this. Eagles Spending by players on the Variation in game, but Gardner Johnson or Gainwell could be. the team’s most avid gamers, regularly livestreaming hours of gameplay each day on Twitch. They both have their own servers (Sanders’s character was in prison on Gardner-Johnson’s server at the Interview earlier in the season) and have lured their teammates into their worlds.

“A lot of people, especially me, are just at home doing nothing,” Sanders said. “Since I’ve got my PC, I’ve been on the game more and calling people more.”

The basement of Gardner-Johnson’s townhouse serves as his gaming and football headquarters. The room features his football memorabilia — cleats, game balls and a shelf with two footballs he intercepted from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Tucked away on the The opposite side of the His gaming oasis was room, which he stated cost $10,000.

This setup comes with two monitors, a keyboard and wall lights to spellcheck. “2X,” a reference to one of Gardner-Johnson’s nicknames, which he says is a reminder to give twice the Every task requires effort. It’s also the Name of the He owns an e-sports team. 2X Global.

Football has taken over. the gaming area in two places: a circular screen that sits inside Gardner-Johnson’s PC that displays a GIF of him taunting Brady During a Saints win, and his Gaming Chair, which he took from the Eagles’ locker room. He claims he “has to wear” His furry Balenciaga slippers are his playthings when he plays. He toggles between two characters: Lil Juvie (a business owner) and Cameron Rooks (a police officer).

On the Gardner-Johnson is being field the Leading in his best year as a professional the N.F.L. With six interceptions and a total of 59 tackles, the With seven games remaining, it was his second-highest career total. One corner of the A whiteboard with his goals is displayed in basement the Many of his achievements have been surpassed by him, including at least five interceptions, 50 tackles, and more than 50 tackles. the Eagles’ game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night

Gardner-Johnson stated that he was “probably the cockiest player you’re ever going to meet,” He is known for his antics as an agitator. on the field, which includes goading receivers He has covered into throwing punches; emphatically kicking and punching the logo of the Atlanta FalconsAfter last season’s win, Brady taunted a rival team called.

But his video game interactions — not only with his fellow players, but also with gamers who cannot afford the high-end equipment he uses — has humbled him, he said, and changed his approach to football. A large picture, which he framed, is in his basement. the Season, that’s what it says “Kill Your Ego,” As a reminder every day.

“That’s why I ain’t been so loud this year,” Gardner-Johnson stated that he had reduced his trash-talking during this season. “I just been, like, quiet and chill.” He continued, “I just want to play football, come home and play video games.”