Who doesn’t remember the old Chris Johnson? You know, the Tennessee Titans running back who consistently ran for over 1,000 yards every season he was there even while injured? The same one who had a monster of a year back in 2009 in which he ran for over 2,000 yards like there was no tomorrow? Yep, that one! Now that he’s finally severed ties with his former team, he is ready to take the NFL by storm in an entirely different way with the New York Jets.
It’s no secret that the Jets plan to lay a heavy dosage of running the football on their opponents this upcoming season. They’re committed to a ground-and-pound style of offense that should bring much success provided that Johnson stays healthy and receives the majority of snaps. It’s expected that since he will get about 70 percent of all the rushing attempts, and that will easily translate to plenty of opportunities to rack up a ton of yards and score a number of touchdowns. Could Johnson replicate or exceed his best statistical year of over 2,000 yards with the Jets?
If Johnson can find that inner warrior that is begging to be unleashed, expect to see him have a record season with the Jets. Not just solely on the ground but also through the air as he’s prone to be a viable receiving threat. Expect to see him get a few passes thrown his way since his speed will work wonders in the middle of the field and bring a great dimension to the Jets’ offense. Johnson is set to break records this season with a huge chip on his shoulder that he’s itching to release.
He’s tired of all the talk about him being old or that he will never recreate the magic he once possessed back in his day. He’s frustrated that everyone is writing him off because of his offseason knee surgery. Like many athletes who restart their careers on a new team, he’s ready to prove to his previous employer and the football world that he still has what it takes to be the best running back in the league.
Expect great things from Johnson to the point that his breakout season will be one of the main catalysts in finally bringing the Jets back into playoff contention. Johnson is fully aware that he will be the undisputed workhorse of the Jets this season, and he has no problem with it whatsoever. Out with the old, in with the new is what many say. In this case, it’s time to bring a brand new definition to the nickname CJ2K.