When the Jets signed running back Chris Johnson this offseason, it meant the incumbent No. 1 running back, Chris Ivory, would lose some carries.
Ivory says he’s fine with that.
Asked about the Jets’ decision to sign Johnson, Ivory said today that he liked the move and is glad to welcome Johnson to the team.
“I thought it was a good move. Anybody that can come in and help us I think is good for the team,” Ivory said. “He’s fast, has great speed [and] great hands. We all bring something different, so as far as complements, it just depends on the team and the scheme that they have for the guys. . . . I’ve seen him play. He can do it all. He speaks for himself.”
Ivory said no one has told him how the ball will be spread around, but he doesn’t have any worries there.
“No, no concerns about touches, just trying to win,” Ivory said. “It’s not my team. I’m just on the team. I’m working. However it turns up, I’m happy with whatever.”
Ivory’s tough, physical running style could make him a nice complement to the speedy Johnson. Ivory sounds OK with playing a complementary role.