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Chris Johnson Takes Shot At Himself on Twitter for Signing With the New York Jets

Jason Schandl
Chris Johnson expressed regret at signing with the New York Jets back in 2014.
Chris Johnson expressed regret at signing with the New York Jets back in 2014. / Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images
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With the sports world on pause this spring, there's been plenty of time for inner reflection. Former NFL running back Chris Johnson has clearly been doing some of that, and it led to a serious dig at the New York Jets on Twitter.

Johnson had played his first six NFL seasons, including his All-Pro, 2,000-yard 2009 campaign, with the Tennessee Titans before signing with the New York Jets for the 2014 NFL season.

The Jets struggled to a 4-12 record that year, and New York fans likely aren't too happy they ended up with Johnson, either. He posted what was at that point the lowest rushing total of his career (663 yards on 155 carries), and he didn't even serve as the Jets' lead back. Chris Ivory led the team with 198 rush attempts.

The Baltimore Ravens, who were apparently the other team Johnson was considering, finished 10-6 in 2014. They upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round and came within 4 points of upsetting the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round. Johnson would have been competing for touches with Justin Forsett and Bernard Pierce.

His tenure with the Jets lasted just one season before he closed out his career with the Arizona Cardinals.

Nobody can say whether the second half of CJ2K's career would have gone in another direction had he opted to sign in Baltimore, but he certainly seems to think so.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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