The New York Jets were the ones to win former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, inking him to a two-year deal worth $8 million. Johnson has been a featured back basically his entire career, but he wasn’t promised any particular role or amount of carries with the Jets according to head coach Rex Ryan.
“Nothing was ever promised (like) ‘you’re going to get X amount of carries.’ No role determined for really anyone,” Ryan said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Johnson wasn’t thrilled with the Titans bringing in former Jets running back Shonn Greene and having to share the back field. You might expect that to have been an issue with him joining the Jets, who want to use Johnson along side Chris Ivory. But according to Johnson “that was last year.”
“Basically, it’s just a situation of coming in and competing and just doing whatever to help the team win,” Johnson said, via Dom Consentino via the Newark Star-Ledger. “Really, it was that. Not really having too much concern about how the carries are going to be. Talking to Rex and talking to Marty, they’ll put everybody in the best position to help the Jets win and that is what really mattered at the end of the day to me, is going to a team that was a winning program and that had a chance of being a contender.”
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