Now that his holdout is over and his contract with the Titans is signed, Chris Johnson has some lofty goals for the 2011 season.
Specifically, Johnson says he’d like to get to the playoffs (as the Titans last did in his rookie year) and get 2,000 yards (as he did in 2009).
“We haven’t been to the playoffs in two years, so I want to get back to the playoffs, hopefully win the Super Bowl here,” Johnson said Friday night. “I’ve got a lot of team goals. We haven’t been in the postseason so that’s the big thing this team hasn’t done, and I always got that goal to rush for 2,000 yards again.”
Johnson said he knows his new contract means people are expecting him to produce, but he says the highest expectations are the ones he puts on himself, referencing his goal of 2,000 yards.
“I don’t think expectations can be any higher than that,” Johnson said.
No NFL player has ever had multiple 2,000-yard seasons, and it’s probably not realistic to think Johnson will be the first. It’s also probably a long shot to think the Titans will make the playoffs. But you can’t blame Johnson for thinking big after his big payday.