Jets Free Agent Signings

Jets sign Chris Johnson to 2-year deal

Admin - April 16, 2014

The Jets have finally made some noise in this year's free agency as they agreed on a 2-year deal with free agent RB Chris Johnson. Johnson, who will turn 29 later this year, has rushed for over 1,000 yards in all six years he's spent in the league. His best season was in 2009 when he crossed the coveted 2,000-yard mark, which is something that only seven players, including Johnson, managed to accomplish.

Johnson's production steadily declined in recent years, prompting the Tennessee Titans to release him on April 4th. The Jets reportedly wanted to trade for Johnson, but his $8M salary was just too much to take on. Last season Johnson averaged 3.9 yards per carry and his longest run was only 30 yards. The Gang Green, however, believe that Johnson can still be an impact player for them. He will no longer have to carry the load and is expected to share time with RB Chris Ivory and RB Bilal Powell.

Update: Johnson's contract is essentially a one-year deal with an option for the Jets to pick up year two at $4M. His contract also includes $1M in incentives based on yardage.