The New York Jets signed free agent running back Chris Johnson to a two-year, $8 million deal on Wednesday and now he is beginning to think about what his role with the team could be.
Johnson is expected to split carries with Chris Ivory in a “running back by committee” offense, which is something the former 2,000 yard rusher understands.
“I want to come into a program where I think we could win,” Johnson said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “And if that’s what the coach feels we (have to do to) win, then that’s what we have to do.”
Johnson may like to get more carries, but by sharing the ball he will allow Ivory to pound away at opposing defenses and soften up opponents which could result in some of the long runs we grew used to seeing from Johnson back in his glory days with the Tennessee Titans.
Regardless of what happens, the Jets have succeeded in adding weapons to the offense which will only benefit the winner of the team’s starting quarterback competition.