The New York Jets have had quite the busy offseason bolstering their offense in hopes of winning the AFC East and making it back to the playoffs. Besides for adding veteran Michael Vick, the Jets also scooped up wide receiver Eric Decker and running back Chris Johnson.
The Jets opened up their 2014 NFL season yesterday when they took on the Indianapolis Colts in their preseason opener. The final score, which is essentially meaningless, had the Jets defeating the Colts by a score of 13-10.
Newly acquired Chris Johnson only got four carries in the game, but one of them was at the goal line which he scored. Johnson noted last year that he was upset with the Tennessee Titans for not giving him any goal line carries.
In practice today, the Jets were utilizing a Wildcat offense.
Jets had a Wildcat Period in team drills today. Tomorrow: Short yardage and goal line #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 9, 2014
With the athletic Geno Smith at the helm, the Wildcat offense could provide a spark for the Jets when needed during the regular season.
The question becomes, will the Jets utilize Chris Johnson in the Wildcat? Considering that Johnson is among the fastest and most elusive backs in the NFL, him taking the snaps under center in the Wildcat doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
If Johnson is used in the Wildcat it could provide his fantasy football owners with a spark they did not expect when drafting him in August.
Ultimately only time will tell in regards to how the Jets will utilize Chris Johnson in their offense this season.