CJ2K says he has the ability to beat Peterson next season, as well as set the all-time rushing record for a season.
Chris Johnson is a good running back, no doubt about it. When he rushed for 2,006 yards in 2009, the league took note and welcomed him into the conversation as one of the best running backs of recent years.
Since then, he has failed to live up to the hype. A mixture of poor coaching, a sub-par offensive line and just general poor form from the man himself has seen Johnson fail to even reach 1,600 yards in each season since 2009.
Which makes this statement that he can out gain Peterson even more surprising. While it is not doubted that the ECU graduate has the ability, Adrian Peterson is on a level all by himself after the season he had, rushing for 2,097 yards after having ACL surgery seven months beforehand.
In an interview on ESPN, CJ2K ( a nickname he gave himself after his 2,000 yard season) believes that no only can he beat AP, but also break the all time single-season rushing record set by Eric Dickerson back in 1984 of 2,105 yards.
If the 27 year-old wants to achieve this loft target, he will firstly need to improve his own game, as his electric speed alone want be enough on its own to do it.
He must also hope that the Tennessee Titans drastically improve their team during the off-season. A 6-10 season in 2012, there are all sorts of problem the Titans must address if they want to be a playoff chasing team.
If they can help Johnson rush to anything near 2,000 yards, then they will go a long way to helping their playoff aspirations.
Adrian Peterson hasn’t yet responded to these claims, probably because he is still laughing too hard.