This is a joyous day for all of the Jets fans in Jets land. As many are all now aware, the New York Jets have signed Chris Johnson to a 2 year deal as reported earlier today by Adam Schefter.
Former Titans RB Chris Johnson reached agreement with Jets on a two-year deal, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2014
Chris Johnson still has some left in the tank. He may not be the CJ2K Chris Johnson, but regardless he is still better than most NFL running backs. As a Jet fan, it is exciting to think of the new thunder and lighting combination in our backfield. You would have the bruising back in Chris Ivory and the elusive finesse back in Chris Johnson. Pair that with Bilal Powell as the 3rd down back and I believe we have one of the strongest backfields in the NFL. Slowly but surely John Idzik is putting the pieces in place for the franchise to have sustained success, long term success, dynastic success. Just reading some of the tweets from last night, it seems that the “Jets Twitter” blogosphere was up in arms at the fact that Chris Johnson left without signing a contract. We learned from Incarcerated Bob’s Money Team member Randizzle at around 8:30 pm last night that the deal was finalized, but like every piece of breaking NFL news, it isn’t real until Adam Schefter confirms it. Once the masses of Jets fans received this great news, it seemed the worries subsided, if not for only a moment.
— Randizzle (@TeamMoneyPicks) April 16, 2014
We can only hope that these great RB additions will draw these secondary’s closer to the line so that Geno + Decker and whichever WR/TE combo we take in this year’s draft could stretch the field and fill last season’s missing puzzle piece of a passing game. One thing is for sure though; this will be one of the biggest seasons that I have experienced as a Jet fan in terms of the direction of the organization. I cannot wait to see these moves come to fruition.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 16, 2014
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The contract specifics are out. Per Pro Football Talk’s twitter account, here are how they break down:
Per source, Chris Johnson's two-year deal has a base value of $8 million, with another $1 million available in incentives based on yardage.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 16, 2014