Trumaine Johnson goes to IR

Admin - November 5, 2019

It looks like we've seen the last of CB Trumaine Johnson in Jets uniform, as the team placed him on injured reserve earlier today. Johnson, 29, is arguably the worst free agent signing in the Jets history. He joined the team in 2018 following a rather impressive 6-year stint with the Rams. The Jets signed Johnson to a shocking $75.2M 5-year contract, which included $34M in guaranteed money.

Last year Johnson started in 10 games for the Jets. He intercepted 4 passes and returned one of them for a touchdown. Although he will be mostly remembered for numerous blown coverages and given up touchdowns. He started in 5 games this season and missed the last game due to an ankle injury that eventually put him on  IR.

Johnson's sudden decline reminds of former Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson who looked like a totally different player after securing a huge contract. The Jets will most likely release Johnson by March when his $11M salary for 2020 becomes fully guaranteed.

WR Josh Bellamy was also placed on IR. Bellamy, who was signed as a free agent before this season, caught just 2 passes for a total of 20 yards this season.