All has been quiet on the Chris Johnson cut since the Titans cut him, but the Jets continue to be interested in the free agent running back.
The Jets were identified as a potential suitor for Johnson as soon as he became available, and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets remain one of the few serious suitors for Johnson.
There’s no word on who any of the other suitors may be, and that may point to the reason Johnson is taking longer than expected to find a new home: If there aren’t a lot of teams expressing interest, Johnson won’t be able to demand the kind of contract he wants. Suffice to say, Johnson is going to have to take a whole lot less money than he’s been making from the Titans.
But the Jets like the idea of pairing Johnson in the backfield with Chris Ivory, and the Jets have plenty of salary cap space. If any team is going to give Johnson even close to the kind of money he wants, it may be the Jets.