NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jets running back Chris Johnson is not a happy camper.
And it’s not just because his Jets are 1-7 and have suffered seven consecutive defeats.
The prideful three-time Pro Bowler is frustrated with the fact that he’s not getting much of an opportunity to produce.
“I don’t really play, so I’m never sore,” the man known as “CJ2K” told ESPN.com.
“It’s been frustrating,” he told the website. “You have a lot of different levels of frustration. You have frustration when you’re playing and things aren’t going well, or you’re not making plays. That’s not this type of frustration, because it’s not like I’ve had the opportunity to really make plays. That’s more of the frustration, not getting the opportunity to be on the field, trying to help the team win.
“This is the first time I’ve ever felt this type of frustration, but there’s nothing I can really do about it right now.”
Johnson was released by the Titans on April 4, and he subsequently signed a two-year, $8 million deal with Gang Green less than two weeks later.
The 29-year-old was a non-factor in the Jets’ loss to the Bills last week, rushing the ball three times for seven yards and catching two passes for 13 yards.
The season is all but over for the Jets, but they still have eight games remaining on their schedule. Let’s just say that Johnson isn’t exactly jacked up for the second half of the season.
“I really don’t know (if I’m excited),” Johnson told ESPN. “If it’s going like it’s been going, there’s nothing to be excited about or look forward to. I don’t know what’s really going to change.”
Johnson has appeared in all eight games for New York in 2014, carrying the ball 67 times for 268 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and a touchdown. He also has 14 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown reception.
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