Chris Johnson Rumor: Back to Have a New Team Soon

Andy Lyons

Mike Florio reports free agent running back Chris Johnson is likely to take only a few days to pick a new team.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson currently is expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week.

I think it might be easy to get too excited hearing the name Chris Johnson. His 2,006 yard season in 2009 is not representative of the player he is. He is, however, a productive and durable back. He has broken the 1,000 yard mark every season in the league, even playing hurt in 2013. He has also missed only one game in a six year career, which is significant with injury-prone Chris Ivory currently the top back the Jets have. He is also a good pass catcher, which the Jets need in tandem with Ivory.

If the Jets sign him, think of Johnson as a nice piece and a good compliment to Ivory, not as a transformational offensive player.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gang Green Nation

You must be a member of Gang Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gang Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Gang Green Nation

You must be a member of Gang Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gang Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker