The saga of Chris Johnson may no longer be relevant in Tennessee but to the 31 other teams in the NFL, the saga very much continues. Not everyone is interested in the former Pro Bowl running back but just about everyone is being mentioned to see if anything sticks.
One of those teams are the Minnesota Vikings but ESPN’s Ben Goessling notes that interest from the Vikings will be low to non-existent.
It’d be tempting to pair him with Adrian Peterson, but think back to the low-level rivalry the two have developed. That’s rooted in each player thinking he’s the best, and as much as Peterson isn’t going to want to share carries, Johnson isn’t going to want to come in as a backup (and get paid like one). He might have a much cooler market than he thinks he will, but even so, I have a hard time seeing him come to one of the only teams in the league where the franchise player is a running back.
As of his release, the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and New York Jets were interested with the Falcons, Bills and Dolphins also kicking the tires. Since then, most of those teams have backed off of him and others are being forced in as replacements.
The Vikings may be an interesting option but they’re far form realistic.