Chris Johnson Recruiting Andre Johnson to New York Jets is Fun, Farfetched Idea

By Luis Tirado Jr.
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Running back Chris Johnson loves to tweet whatever comes to mind since he has a great connection with his fans. Via Twitter, he made a comment that many thought was about fantasy football; it actually was something he thinks could be huge for the New York Jets. Take a look:

How amazing would it be if he were able to recruit wide receiver Andre Johnson to the Jets? It’s no secret that Johnson is pretty unhappy with the direction the Houston Texans have been going these past few years. He’s easily one of their best offensive players but feels like the team isn’t taking the right steps to becoming a winning organization as he’s only getting older. If for some incredible reason the Jets were able to see what the asking price is and get a huge bargain, he could easily make the Jets a top contender this upcoming season.

Sorry to burst bubbles now, but let’s take a closer look at things from a realistic and financial standpoint. Johnson is going to be 33 years old come July and is owed about $33.5 million over the next three years. That’s a very large number to have against the salary cap since the Jets have about $23 million left to play with. Unless they trade some of their defensive stars or future draft picks, which most wouldn’t want to happen, a trade for Johnson will most likely never happen.

At the end of the day, this was merely an innocent tweet from one friend to another. CJ2K did indeed start a frenzy on Twitter trying to give a thumbs up to recruiting a friend but probably didn’t look at all the complications to turn that dream into reality. It’s always a good sign when players on a team want to bring in better players to help everyone succeed. In a case like this however, unless you know all the facts, especially the financials, some things are just better left unsaid.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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