Chris Johnson Let Go from Titans
The Tennessee Titans have, as expected, released Chris Johnson. The player had knee surgery that has continued to affect his performance and contributed to a steady decline in his four-year $53.5 million contract extension he signed with the team in 2011. However, Johnson is not yet out of the game. The New York Jets have shown interest in the former star running back to re-construct their offense. The Jets will pick up Johnson if they can get him for a good price. They are among a few teams that have inquired about the now-available players among the Bills, Dolphins, and the Falcons.
The Jets need to beef up their back field to have a successful team. They had tried to sign a free agent from the colts before the Chargers nabbed Donald Brown.
Johnson is a great player who has declined in recent years due to injury. However, before he knee had trouble he was known as CJ2K and rushed for than 1,000 yards for six seasons in 2013. The Jets have been careful and judicious during this free agency period. Even though Johnson has not been performing at the same level, he would still be a great addition to the Jets’ backfield along with Chris Ivory. If Johnson and Ivory were to play together it would bring the team great improvement to their running game compared with last year.
Johnson was a first round pick in 2008 and may not have the same playing power he did when he left college, but he can still do some damage on the field if given an open space. The 5-11 208-pound player may have a future with the New York Jets.