Entering his sixth NFL season Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is coming off the best preseason campaign of his career. In the three exhibition games Johnson played in he amassed 155 yards and one touchdown on only 20 carries (7.75 yards per carry). Interestingly those numbers look eerily similar to one of the many impressive stat lines from Johnson’s 2000-yard season. Titans fans hope to see numbers like this week in and week out from the highest paid player on the team’s roster again in 2013. However don’t expect Johnson to see more than 22 carries per game like he did in that magical 2009 season. In the last two years Johnson has only carried the ball 16.81 times per game and with the addition of Shonn Greene to the rotation that number could easily dip to 15 this year. Nevertheless Johnson has showed during this preseason that he does not need many touches to break a long run. On only his second carry of the opener Johnson cut back at the line of scrimmage eluded Redskins’ linebacker Brian Orakpo and embarrassed rookie safety Bacarri Rambo in the open field on his way to a 58-yard touchdown.
Chris Johnson Impresses During Preseason
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