The Jets’ interest in free agent running back Chris Johnson wasn’t just talk.
Johnson is actually at the Jets’ facility this morning for a visit with team officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported and PFT has confirmed.
If the Jets were to sign Johnson this week, they’d have him in the fold for the start of their offseason conditioning program, which begins on Monday.
In the week since Johnson officially became a free agent when the Titans cut him, the Jets have been the team most frequently discussed as a potential destination for him. Although Johnson averaged a career-low 3.9 yards a carry last season, he still has big-play ability and could be a good fit in the offense, paired with fellow running back Chris Ivory. It wouldn’t be surprising to see something happen quickly.