Johnson secures move to New York after release by Titans.
New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has revealed that he now has a chip on his shoulder and will be bidding to prove his doubters wrong this season.
The 28-year-old ended his brief spell as a free agent by signing a two-year deal with the Jets on Wednesday, and speaking after signing his contract he revealed that he now has an extra spark to prove to some of the teams that he still has what it takes.
“I have a fresh start. Now I am going to go out there with a chip on my shoulder,” Johnson said, as reported by Pro Football Talk.
“I know a lot of people are doubting me. I want to prove everybody wrong who has doubts in me. I am very excited about [joining the Jets]. It’s a team on the rise and I want to make them better. … I still have it.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Johnson immediately confirms himself as a starter with competition in the form of the likes of Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Mike Goodson in the backfield.
However, the Jets are expected to part company with Goodson at some point in the coming weeks, while Johnson believes that he will have no problems in settling in and fitting into the roster.
Johnson had 42 catches last season with four receiving touchdowns, and with the Jets having already added Eric Decker, their offensive line up is expected to look a lot different from last season particularly with the draft still to come.
His deal is reported as being worth a base value of $8m with yardage incentives that could add $1m to the package.