During an interview with SNY’s Jets Nation today before a team scrimmage in Cortland, NY, veteran RB Chris Johnson was very confident about his ability to turn up the New York Jets’ running game this season.
Johnson is coming back from surgery in January that was needed to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. After months of steady progress, he sounds ready to go. When asked if he could reach 1,000 yards, Johnson said that he’s not worried about doing his job, saying “I don’t think it’s going to be hard…Imma be alright, just trust what I say.”
The star RB is also not sweating the uncertainty around who will be handing him the ball. In the midst of the QB battle, Johnson simply wants the starting job to go to the man who will give the team the best chance to win. This echoes head coach Rex Ryan’s statement, saying, “Regardless of who the quarterback is, we’re going to support him.”
Johnson’s aura of determination matches that of the whole team. So far this preseason, many players have been quoted boasting their confidence and drive to do their best this season and get back to the playoffs. OLB Calvin Pace proclaimed, “This will be the best defense in the NFL.” Even second year CB Dee Milliner had the guts to say he’s the best corner in the league! Let’s hope the Jets can walk the walk this season and get back to the AFC Championship, and better yet get to the Super Bowl.