According to Syracuse newspaper DYST Now, if Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is released, the New York Jets will be aggressive in their attempt to acquire him.
UPDATE: As reported Chris Johnson should be released this week. Word is Jets will act fast. Woody Johnson, Rex & Idzik all like Johnson.— DYST Now (@DYST_Now) April 2, 2014
We're sure other teams will have interest in Chris Johnson when he does become available. However, none showing as much as the Jets.— DYST Now (@DYST_Now) April 2, 2014
With legal trouble swirling around Mike Goodson, it would make some sense for the Jets to cut ties with the back, while simultaneously upgrading the position by signing CJ2K.
While Johnson hasn't been nearly the same player he was in his magical 2,000 yard season in 2010, he is still a significant home run threat out of the backfield and could potentially be a tremendous compliment to Chris Ivory.
The Jets' strong interest has been confirmed by CBS Sports' Jason La Confora, who too believes the Jets will attempt to strike fast if and when Johnson becomes a free agent.
Still expecting Chris Johnson's release to come this week. When it does, look for the Jets to pounce on the RB. Would be a strong fit— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 2, 2014
In the 2013-2014 season, Johnson rushed for 1,077 yards on 279 attempts with six touchdowns as well as catching 42 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns.