Rex Ryan says it’s “time to deliver” on expectations that he and New York Jets fans have for the team. More than anything else, whether they do or not will likely be directly tied to whomever wins the quarterback competition.
They had to. The Jets, who have been sitting on a stack of cash and cap space for reasons we can’t fathom, have finally burped a few bucks on a bona fide baller.
Ground-and-Pound? Thunder-and-Lightning? Johnson-and-Ivory? It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s a backfield — a real, live, legitimate, threatening backfield.
Chris Johnson knows what a lot of people are saying about him. Maybe he’s lost a step. He’ll never be the electrifying playmaker he once was. Well, the Jets’ running back is listening — and can’t wait to silence the critics.
Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.
The Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee on April 7.
The salary cap has planted an eternal turnstile at every team’s front door. But the Jets are missing something you can’t find in the first or third rounds. An identity.
The free-agent running back attended the Knicks-Nets basketball game in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, and told reporters that he had a productive visit with Gang Green.
Is New York about to add a big-name rusher? Johnson was reportedly seen at the Jets’ training facility Tuesday, one day after taking a physical with the team.
The former 2,000-yard running back tweeted while en route that his travels were unrelated to free agency, but it’s hard to imagine the Jets not at least reaching out to him at some point if they are truly that interested.
Just how much do the Jets want Chris Johnson? Well, at least enough to inquire about a trade. That’s apparently what they did prior to the veteran running back’s release by the Tennessee Titans on Friday.
Here we go again. The Jets have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for another highly productive veteran.
The free-agent running back, who wasn’t expected to re-sign with the Jets, will join Chris Johnson in Tennessee’s backfield.
“Just something to try to give back and show tribute to those families knowing how much they hurt,” Johnson said. “And a situation where on Monday Night Football everybody around the world is watching.”
Chris Johnson went 94 yards for the longest touchdown run in the NFL since 2006 and the Tennessee Titans beat the Jets 14-10 on Monday night to eliminate New York from playoff contention.