New York Jets starting running back is sure to be Chris Johnson for the 2014 NFL season. However, his start with the team may be delayed as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Johnson was recently interviewed by WFAN and others in a video posted on the Jets’ website.
According to the former Titans running back, he is still in recovery mode from offseason injuries and will be rehabbing rather than participating in next month’s mandatory minicamp.
While no timetable was divulged during the interview, it seems to make sense to get Johnson back to 100 percent before he returns to contact.
In New York, Johnson doesn’t have much competition.
Johnson will be sharing carries with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, but there is very little doubt Johnson will be getting a bulk of the rushes.
Johnson was one of the big names the Jets brought in this offseason, along with Eric Decker and Michael Vick, as they looked to revamp their offense.
It remains to be seen though just how much the former 2,000 yard rusher has left in the tank, but first getting back to 100 percent will be a must.