The Tennessee Titans were not a very good team last season (6-10), and players will have to step up in the upcoming season for that record to improve. Chris Johnson stepping up would be huge, but can he return to his old form?
To be honest, Johnson had one big season and that was it. He has been very solid in every other season and has rushed for 1,000+ yards every year, but there is no returning back to his old form because he is already there. However, he could become an elite player once again in the upcoming season.
Johnson probably isn’t going to rush for 2,500 yards next season or even 2,000 yards, but you did not need me to tell you that. More than likely, he will break the 1,000 yard mark on the ground once again.
There is no shame in that.
He is coming off of a season where he rushed for 1,243 yards and six touchdowns. That is still pretty good for just about any running back. However, it doesn’t even come close to the 2009 season where he rushed for 2,006 yards. Not to mention, he also had 503 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns.
Numbers like that do not happen every year, even though Adrian Peterson went off last season.
I don’t think Johnson will rush for 2,000 yards in a season again and I am probably not alone. However, it is not out of the question for him to rush for 1,500 yards in the upcoming season. For that to happen, he will have to get more than 276 carries. He did rush for 4.5 yards on average, which was .5 more than the previous year.
Tennessee sure could use a 1,500 yard rushing season out of him, but it could also use a sold quarterback at the throne.
Regardless, Johnson still has a couple of solid years left in him and he will definitely be one to watch out for once the season starts.