As it turns out, they’ve been looking for help all offseason.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets made a run at Colts free agent Donald Brown before he signed with the Chargers. He described Brown, a New Jersey native, as their “top choice.”
The Jets also inquired about Maurice Jones-Drew before he signed with the Raiders.
If that’s the case, going after Johnson would be consistent, and cost them much less than a run at a receiver such as DeSean Jackson.