Prior to the 2010 season, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson set a personal goal to crack the 2,500 rushing yards after becoming just the sixth player in NFL history to crack the 2,000-yard mark the previous season. After falling short of his goal this season, the Pro Bowl running back is setting the same exact goal for himself in 2011.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Johnson will set the bar high once again next season as he looks for 2,500 rushing yards–which would be an NFL record. Here’s what Johnson told Wyatt on Wednesday:
“I have the same goal: 2,500,’’ Johnson told Wyatt during a phone interview. “I want to win more, but I still have the same goals. I want to go for 2,500. … It is very realistic. I had a good season last year. I know a lot of people said I didn’t have a good year, but I did. When you put the stats up there, I had a good year. Some people say I had a bad year, but I set my standards so high people expect that.’’
While Johnson fell way short of his goal in 2010, it’s unfair to say he had a bad season. Johnson finished fourth in the NFL by rushing for 1,364 yards–his third-straight season crossing the 1,000-yard mark. Fans can watch Johnson represent the Titans in the Pro Bowl on Sunday night in Hawaii.
Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for RantSports.com/NFL, where he writes and edits NFL content for RantSports.com.
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