The New York Jets continue in their quest to get an offense and recently signed former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson to a 2 year, 8 million dollar deal. Last season Chris Johnson ran for over 1,000 yards and every year of Johnson’s career, he has run for over 1,000 yards including running for over 2,000 yards in 2009.
And in Johnson’s press conference he announced he’s ready to prove people he’s not done just yet, report from ESPN New York:
“”I know there’s a lot of people out there who believe in me, including the Jets, that’s why they wanted to bring me in,” Johnson said Thursday on a conference call. “But there are still a lot of people out there who say how they’re going to feel, but I don’t see how you can say some of the type things they say about a guy who runs for almost 1,100 yards on a torn meniscus.” – ESPN New York
Johnson is a great signing for this Jets team that desperately needed some offensive weapons. The first question that popped in my mind when this signing was announced, what about Ivory? Ivory who came to the Jets last year from the Saints didn’t contribute as much to the offense as we all hoped. During his 15 games, Ivory had 833 rushing yards, averaged 4.6 yards, and 3 touchdowns. The stats aren’t that horrible; hard to believe last season was actually the best of his career because he kept getting injured during his three years with the Saints.
This signing instead of being could bring a good 1 – 2 combo at the running back position. Ivory and Johnson are both under 30, have experience in the league, and can make a killing, kind of like how they do it in Buffalo with CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson.
The Jets have made some good moves in the offseason with not only Johnson, but the signings of Eric Decker will give Geno another weapon to throw too and Michael Vick will hopefully just stay on the bench and help mentor Geno into becoming a better quarterback. Now if the Jets can make some good moves in the Draft then the Jets can make a good playoff push for next season.