The Jets have been linked to Chris Johnson since before he became a free agent, and now that the Titans have officially released the veteran running back, it’s no surprise that the Jets’ interest appears to be heating up.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets really like a potential pairing of Johnson and Chris Ivory in their backfield. Mehta adds that there are no concerns with the Jets about Johnson’s work ethic, which is reportedly one of the reasons the Titans decided to part ways with Johnson.
So it seems clear that the Jets will make an offer to Johnson, and the only remaining question is whether some other team will offer more money than the Jets are willing to offer. The Jets have plenty of salary cap space, but they’ve been conservative in free agency this year.
The Jets have also added Eric Decker as their No. 1 receiver, and Michael Vick as a potential starting quarterback. Bringing Johnson into the mix would give the Jets a whole lot more talent on offense than they had last year.