Nov.11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Tennessee won 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson rumors: New York Jets won’t over pay to sign Johnson


The Tennessee Titans are expected to release running back Chris Johnson on Friday and there are already three teams looking to possibly sign him when he hits the open market. While the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are hard to read in terms of their interest, the New York Jets have been linked to Johnson from the start and will be heavily mentioned when he’s cut.

But according to Jets beat writer Manish Mehta, the Jets won’t be wearing gasoline soaked suits while jumping through flaming hoops in order to ink Johnson. While New York is a likely landing spot, price may end up preventing it from happening.

Per the New York Daily News:

The Titans’ widely anticipated release of Chris Johnson on Friday raises the question whether the three-time Pro Bowler’s next destination could be Rex Ryan’s team. Sources told the Daily News this week that the Jets have some level of interest in the 28-year-old Johnson if the price is right.

There isn’t a ton of interest in Johnson at the moment and his price may not be that high. He also can’t afford to sit out and get rusty, so a game of contractual chicken may ensue with Johnson. 

He hasn’t even been officially cut yet but when he is, it may take longer than we thought for Johnson to find a contract.

Tags: Chris Johnson New York Jets Tennessee Titans

  • Paul Newbold

    Bargain Basement Central! If it requires money to sign a player, if there is a viable market for a player, a team contending for the player’s considerable talent, count us out. Now if you have a player with an injury history, if he’s over 30, or if you have a player that once was good enough to start, but his talent has diminished and he can be had for a nickel ….who do you call?…..John Idzik….that’s who! LOL

    • Ike smith

      I hope just cause we need the pop. But at four to five mil a year for three to four years mafbe. That’s prob the best case

      • Paul Newbold

        It would be a nice addition, but with other teams showing interest…the Jets will fall off quickly…they can sign a rookie via the draft a lot cheaper, and probably get as much pop!