Three-time Pro Bowler on first visit since release by Titans.
Free-agent running back Chris Johnson is reportedly visiting the New York Jets on Tuesday, according to team sources who have told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
It is the first scheduled visit for the 29-year-old since he was released by the Tennessee Titans on April 4, and it is widely acknowledged that he would undoubtedly add a speed threat to the Jets backfield.
However, it is understood that the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons have all expressed an interest in Johnson too, and it remains to be seen where he opts to move with several options to consider.
The three-time Pro Bowler was one of the league’s most dynamic players earlier in his career after he ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and is one of only six players to rush for at least 1,000 yards in his first six seasons.
Those are impressive numbers for a players picked with the 24th selection in the NFL Draft 2008 out of East Carolina, but it didn’t prevent the Titans from deciding to cut him from their roster earlier this month.
Johnson is widely recognised as one of the most talented players left in the free agent market at this stage that could upgrade numerous rosters, and interest is likely to continue to be high until he signs a new deal.
After three seasons when he ranked as one of the league’s best values, Johnson sold himself to the Titans as a “playmaker” and was handed a four-year deal worth $54m back in 2011.