A day after meeting with the Jets, running back Chris Johnson has agreed to terms on a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Titans parted ways with Johnson earlier this month amid a report that the team questioned his work ethic. The Jets reportedly had no such concerns, which explains Tuesday's meeting and the subsequent contract offer. Johnson joins a backfield that includes Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory, as well as Jets offensive newcomers, quarterback Michael Vick and wide receivers Eric Decker and Jacoby Ford. And suddenly a terrible offense from last season becomes somewhat more dangerous, at least from the perspective of early April. CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco noted earlier this month that wherever Johnson ended up, he won't be the explosive player we saw early in his career, but a capable veteran who would be at his best in a backs-back-committee system. "If a team signs Johnson expecting a lot of that explosion, it is making a mistake," Prisco wrote Monday. "What that team will get is a player like the one we saw in a second-half sequence against the Colts in Week 13. On four consecutive runs, Johnson took the ball from the Titans' 13 to the 41.
Chris Johnson, Jets agree to terms on 2-year deal
CBS Sports | Apr 16