Jets Reportedly “Really Like” The Idea Of Adding RB Chris Johnson To Their Backfield


Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets “really like” the idea of adding free agent RB Chris Johnson to their backfield and pairing him with Chris Ivory.

  • According to Mehta, the Jets do not have any concerns about Johnson’s work ethic, which was reported to be an issue in Tennessee.
  • However, Mehta adds that Johnson’s asking price would have to come down.

Johnson’s skill set appears to be a decent compliment to Ivory’s between-the-tackles approach. The Jets are still in need of more play-makers even after signing WR Eric Decker this offseason and Johnson is clearly the best available offensive weapon.

The DolphinsFalcons and Jets were reportedly among the teams to reach out to Tennessee regarding a potential trade, but it appears that the overall amount of interest in Johnson could be overstated some degree.

Johnson opted to play through a meniscus tear he suffered back in Week 3, which most likely contributed to his career-worst 3.9 yards-per-carry average last season. He managed to go over the 1,000-yard-mark for the sixth consecutive season and contributed 10 total touchdowns in 2013.

We have him listed as the No. 1 player in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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