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Jets land Chris Johnson with two-year deal

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The deal looked likely when he made his first trip, and spent the night.

And now Chris Johnson is a Jet.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets have agreed to terms with the former Titans running back on a two-year deal.

He adds an explosive element to the offense for a team that sorely needs them (though they still need them in the passing game).

The short deal gives the 28-year-old back a chance to re-establish himself, with perhaps a chance at another deal.

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86 Responses to “Jets land Chris Johnson with two-year deal”
  1. freddypatsfan says: Apr 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    Lol, Vick, CJ2K, and Decker. I’m terrified for my Patriots lmao

  2. raiders4lyfe17 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    Cj2k to jets are what jets fans are thinking

  3. jetsfaninindy says: Apr 16, 2014 3:25 PM

    Thank goodness! Now draft a WR and CB!

  4. northshorejag says: Apr 16, 2014 3:25 PM

    Perfect match

  5. tolan04 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:25 PM

    Only moments away from Rex guaranteeing playoffs.

  6. shuttaman1990 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:25 PM

    He’s still not running over the Raiders when we play them this season
    Raiders all day. Mcfadden will have more rushing yards than that boy.

  7. Silver and Black attack says: Apr 16, 2014 3:26 PM

    Good luck to him…seems like a good dude.

  8. remyje says: Apr 16, 2014 3:26 PM

    1,500+ yards this season for CJ….. bet your eyebrows

  9. lambeauphan says: Apr 16, 2014 3:26 PM

    spending big $$ on free agent running backs is laughable

  10. jwcarlson says: Apr 16, 2014 3:26 PM

    $8.5M over the life with a shade over $2M guaranteed.

  11. goldbloodedindfw says: Apr 16, 2014 3:27 PM

    He then got up to leave and was tackled by his own shoelaces.

  12. thepftpoet says: Apr 16, 2014 3:27 PM

    Chris Johnson is a decent running back.

    Adrian Peterson is the greatest running back of all time.

    See the difference?

    #Skol

  13. RexCanCoach says: Apr 16, 2014 3:27 PM

    YESSSSSS!!! Overhaul of the offense is in full swing.

    WR and TE in draft and away we go…

  14. tonyzendejas says: Apr 16, 2014 3:28 PM

    Underwhelming talent for an underwhelming franchise.

  15. wakaflaccoflame says: Apr 16, 2014 3:28 PM

    In before comments about one of the last legit workhorse running back with 6 consecutive seasons of 1000 rushing yards despite 300 touches every year being a “bum”

  16. blowfishes says: Apr 16, 2014 3:28 PM

    So Chris Johnson will be looking for his next contract aged 30, the age where most teams consider running backs well beyond their prime.

    Not exactly the brightest button in the box is he!

  17. nobreak1269 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:29 PM

    YES!!!!! J-E-T-S JETS! JETS!! JETS!!! SUPERBOWL BABY!!! GET READY TO EAT DIRT YOU STINKY SMELLY CHEATING SPYGATING patrirots.

  18. drgfri says: Apr 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    Rex really must have fallen in love with his speed and his footwork. The grill was a bonus.

  19. nyctraffic says: Apr 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    Jets’ 2014 slogan should now read: “-1 yards and a cloud of dust.”

  20. grogansheroes says: Apr 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    No surprise. Jets love signing big named washed up players, like Tomlinson, Burress, et al.

  21. grimreaper12 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    #WEGOTREVIS #BOSTONSTRONG

  22. nytitans says: Apr 16, 2014 3:31 PM

    Yea. J-E-T-S. get some more guys idzik

  23. noahbird says: Apr 16, 2014 3:31 PM

    Short deal allows him to play before hitting 30 & nobody signing him.

  24. deflateddome says: Apr 16, 2014 3:31 PM

    Two yard average in 2014 for a 2 year deal…

  25. butterball13 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:32 PM

    Yes! He’ll be splitting carries with Ivory. Perfect compliment to him. Between Decker, Vick and now Johnson, this is the most exciting offseason for the Jets in years.

  26. dumplingsrbrown says: Apr 16, 2014 3:32 PM

    SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!! Not really.

  27. yodrianididit says: Apr 16, 2014 3:33 PM

    A legit playmaker! Great move Johnny

  28. patriotsdefense says: Apr 16, 2014 3:33 PM

    He can’t wear #28

    No way.

  29. theguywhotoldtimtebowtoshutthefup says: Apr 16, 2014 3:36 PM

    This is their SB, like the one time they beat the Pats in week 3 a few years ago & confetti was falling from the sky.

  30. chawk12thman says: Apr 16, 2014 3:37 PM

    While they may be the favorite, N.E. is not just going to be handed their Division this coming year. Jets improved today……

  31. JackedUpSports says: Apr 16, 2014 3:37 PM

    jets have had some of the biggest turnaround in the league from a few years ago. they’re starting to look good

  32. vegaskid21 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:37 PM

    Repress conference regarding that Chris Johnson signing to the Jets, has been canceled due to the fact nobody can understand what the hell he is saying.

  33. justintuckrule says: Apr 16, 2014 3:39 PM

    Bring back plax and you’ll have the all-decade team. (if that decade is the 2000s)

  34. jbaxt says: Apr 16, 2014 3:40 PM

    Does raider fan actually still have faith in McFadden? That’s more sad than their lack of ability to break .500, 14 years and counting, stay classy. Maybe you should trade away some more picks for Palmer?

  35. rex1979 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:40 PM

    Now the JETS have 2010’s best Fantasy QB/RB tandem

  36. nofaceangler718 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:41 PM

    Now if only we could cut #7

  37. tennesseetitan78 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:43 PM

    I wish him the best.. But I’m sure the Jets fans will get tired if seeing his 0 to neg yard gains. But hey he’s good for at least one big play a game. That game against the Jets he was avg less than 1 yard a carry until he busted out that 94 yard run, in which put his avg up. But that’s exactly what he is. A hit or miss guy. Likes to dance around too much waiting on a big hole to open instead of just hitting the hole. But the Jets vs Titans game in Nashville will be fun to watch this yr..

  38. barsfordays says: Apr 16, 2014 3:43 PM

    A Vick and Johnson duo has the potential to be deadly

  39. chargerdillon says: Apr 16, 2014 3:43 PM

    Are Jets fans really excited about picking up other teams rejects?

    Would the Eagles have let Vick walk if he wasn’t injury prone and not all that effective?

    Would the Titans have let CJ walk if he was worth anywhere near the money they were paying him?

    Better yet why exactly did the Jets draft Geno Smith and play him all last year just to bench him this year.

    This is either desperation from the GM or a GM who’s not afraid of losing his job no matter how poorly the players he brought in do.

  40. isphet71 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:45 PM

    There go the Jets, thinking re-living 2010 in 2014 is going to be the answer. It’s not too late to get Sanchez back.

  41. weepingjebus says: Apr 16, 2014 3:45 PM

    He’ll get a lot of action thanks to the QB situation. Only problem is that Sanchez picked up more yards during the Buttfumble than Johnson averages even with a hole in front of him.

  42. punkrock21 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:46 PM

    Can’t hate on this move

  43. Fantasy Football Consultant says: Apr 16, 2014 3:46 PM

    As a Dolphins fan, I’m pleased as its not an upgrade.

  44. dlk47823 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:47 PM

    The AfC’s #2 rushing attack just got better. Averaged 150 plus against NE last year. Now the # is 200 for 2014!

  45. graphicwolfart says: Apr 16, 2014 3:47 PM

    Whew! It was tough with all the offers he had. Watch out everyone!

  46. kyleka0s says: Apr 16, 2014 3:52 PM

    you know your team sucks when this is exciting news.

  47. jetsfan67 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:52 PM

    Great move, cheap price, high ceiling. Now get ready for the draft Idzik.

  48. realdealsteel says: Apr 16, 2014 3:54 PM

    I like when a bunch of loser gather in one place..and in this case it’s the Jets. That way when you whip their @ss, you can do it all at once!

    I forsee another 6-10 season for the Jets. And Buddy Ryan taking the blame and getting fired.

  49. realdealsteel says: Apr 16, 2014 3:55 PM

    Chris Johnson looks like the singer prince running in flats.

  50. norwegianwud says: Apr 16, 2014 3:56 PM

    Rex heard he had a grill and you know Rex loves him some ribs!

  51. jakescott13 says: Apr 16, 2014 3:57 PM

    Laughable…totally agree w/ rex1979…

    All of these signings would have looked great 4 years ago….keep it up Jets! Please sign Idzik to a 30-yr deal.

  52. jchipwood says: Apr 16, 2014 4:03 PM

    Heck yeah. Bring on those cameras and fake injury reports Billichick.

  53. 1uberjet says: Apr 16, 2014 4:04 PM

    The return of the # 28 to the Jets’ backfield can never be a bad thing!

  54. iamkillerfin says: Apr 16, 2014 4:06 PM

    Bet he don’t last the season!!! GO FINS!!!

  55. baily67 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:07 PM

    hey Jet fans, your team is NOT going to the superbowl with Michael Vick and that second year QB you have, get real! CJ is NOT taking you there either. I love hearing Jet fans talk about the superbowl, it’s hilarious.

  56. billsfan1 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:07 PM

    good signing for the price but what i have to wonder is how does this set them up for the future, or is this a facade, you know, lets get the wild card and I get to keep my job kind of move…

  57. rascalmanny says: Apr 16, 2014 4:08 PM

    One year too many.

  58. queeflatifah says: Apr 16, 2014 4:09 PM

    This dude is perfect for averaging 20 yds a game before busting off a 90yd td run after the game is completely out of hand

  59. maestro1899 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:10 PM

    A 28-year-old signing a two-year deal is not short, relatively speaking, nor will it lead to another deal, at least for anything over the minimum.

  60. ez4u2sa says: Apr 16, 2014 4:10 PM

    Well, now maybe the Jets have a chance of catching Miami and staying ahead of Buffalo. It is going to take a lot more than CJ to get the Jets in contention for the division. The are still lacking a quarterback that can last the whole season and a bonafide head coach. Sorry Patriot haters, the Pats are still the class of the division. Nothing that has happened this off season looks to change that.

  61. greymares says: Apr 16, 2014 4:10 PM

    We now have a new designation, “NONFACTORBACK”

  62. ryann252013 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:11 PM

    This will leave Stephen Hill WIDE OPEN with teams stacking the box and with Decker, Kerley drawing most of the coverages. I would not give up hope on him yet JET fans and I would not be surprised if Hill had a career year.

  63. dodohead418 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:13 PM

    Wow nobody saw that coming……

  64. finsblood13 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:14 PM

    Good enough for last place in the AFC East!!

    Fins will dominate you!! CJ No K

  65. tennesseeoilers says: Apr 16, 2014 4:16 PM

    As a Titans fan, I’d like to offer my condolences to Jets fans …

  66. beavertonsteve says: Apr 16, 2014 4:17 PM

    It needed to be a one year deal. Then even if Johnson ran for 1300 yards and left the Jets would happilly take the compensatory pick.

  67. shogunassasin30 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:22 PM

    Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. Vick, Decker. Not sure how good they will be as a team but they will atleast be interesting to watch that’s for sure. If Vick stays healthy. If Cris Johnson returns to form, if Decker plays like he did in Denver. That’s a lot of IF’s so…nevermind. 7-9

  68. BigAlHeBDMan says: Apr 16, 2014 4:25 PM

    Two running backs named Chris has to be called the Chris Attack. Now all they need is Chris Kringle. Ha Ha!

  69. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:27 PM

    So tired of this jets crap. They aren’t even the best football team in that state. Why is the media so enamored with them?

  70. graphicwolf1art says: Apr 16, 2014 4:27 PM

    change CJ2K to “CJ2K4A littlebit” sounds better

  71. magicmtndan says: Apr 16, 2014 4:27 PM

    CJ is the softest RB in the entire NFL. He goes down easier than a cheap street walker. Avoids hits like the plague.

    Waste of money but that’s what the Titans did for years.

  72. tigerlilac says: Apr 16, 2014 4:30 PM

    I wasn’t sure what to make of Johnson being available until his former coach, Jeff Fisher, took a pass on even the thought of bringing him to the Rams. Fisher could be wrong but he strikes me as an good judge of talent and value.

  73. gohometrolls says: Apr 16, 2014 4:30 PM

    I hate being right but yeah two years and 3 mil with incentives, and yes an offensive weapon in the draft and your patriots should be trembling because the jets defense is only getting better and their offense was horrible last year and they still went 8-8 I wouldn’t hate or underestimate .

  74. demjoneses says: Apr 16, 2014 4:31 PM

    There are only 3 or 4 backs in the league who you can say is better than this man yet the haters act like those 3 or 4 guys are on their team. 1000 yard seasons aren’t what they used to be but who else has had 6 straight 1000 yard seasons OTHER THAN one of the 3 or 4 better than him.

    I like how often PFT updates and such, I hate how the haters flock to the board because they can hide behind some silly moniker and make stupid arse comments like this dude isn’t a stud in the NFL.

    In Cutler I trust….. Bear Down

  75. bsizemore68 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:32 PM

    All of this is great news for the Yets, the problem is they are still in Jersey, they still have the stink from across the Hudson River, and they are still the 2nd best team with the NY in front of there names, at least the Bill don’t claim to be in NY. Bill

  76. turnofftheradio1 says: Apr 16, 2014 4:32 PM

    #28 is retired.

  77. beachsidejames says: Apr 16, 2014 4:34 PM

    If this guy is old at 28 ..Brady is not at 38?

  78. demjoneses says: Apr 16, 2014 4:35 PM

    Who is starting RB(s) on your team haters, lets see how they stack up against Chris Johnson.

    Chicago Bears – Matt Forte

  79. 69finfan says: Apr 16, 2014 4:36 PM

    Boy, am I glad that’s over. The suspense has been killing me.

  80. tigerlilac says: Apr 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    Injuries can change the outcome of any team’s season but Revis should have a greater impact on his team’s ability to win the AFC East than Vick, Johnson, and Decker combined.

  81. wayneflores says: Apr 16, 2014 4:48 PM

    Another McFragile..his time has gone and past..waste of money.. could have done better in draft

  82. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 16, 2014 4:53 PM

    Definately an added dimension.. One piece at a time.. Starting to take shape.. More pieces to come..

  83. RexCanCoach says: Apr 16, 2014 4:58 PM

    Can somebody please check to see if Miami is fielding an NFL caliber team this year? Or do we need to schedule Alabama to put up 50 pts on the Fish…

    PS – Buffalo has also had a good off-season and there is no chance that the Fish finish anywhere but last place in AFC East….you can make book on that missy!!!

  84. dlk47823 says: Apr 16, 2014 5:32 PM

    Giants didn’t exactly own NY last year…..or last 5 years…Since the arrival of Rex ( 5 years) Jets have had a better record than the giants 3 out last 5 years. FACTS HURT!

  85. micahernst says: Apr 16, 2014 8:50 PM

    How much is the deal for? Chris Johnson hasn’t really produced much the last few seasons, I hope Jets fans like running it outside the tackles.

  86. jacque1981 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:38 PM

    People are quick to blame CJ for his failures, but fail to mention that the Titans do not have the best offensive line and their quarterback situation has been bad the last few years. He still rushed for over 1000 yards every year.

    I think a change of scenery may do him good. He might have some extra motivation to prove the titans wrong.

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