Yesterday was a big day for John Idzik and his team with the New York Jets, landing Chris Johnson, the playmaker that they have coveted since they learned he might become available. Idzik tried to trade for him, patiently waited, and in the end, got his man.
Jets’ fans are a boisterous bunch, aren’t we? We all have an opinion. It’s fun to watch #JetsTwitter go at a topic, because everyone has a passionate opinion about said topic. We love our team and love debating football.
So, I asked for some reactions on Twitter to the signing of Chris Johnson. Here is what I got, first from Connor Rogers:
@TheJetPress Smart signing. Does not handcuff the team’s salary cap moving forward and assesses an important need at the RB2 position.
— Connor Rogers (@Real_CR3) April 16, 2014
Couldn’t agree more. A great move, cheap, that improves the position. Here is what Corey had to say:
@TheJetPress Team-friendly deal and what I would consider low risk/high reward. Can easily move on after this year too so no downside
— Corey (@CoreyNYJets) April 16, 2014
A New York Rangers based account gave us the same thoughts:
@TheJetPress low risk, big upside
— NY Rangers News (@nyrgoal99) April 16, 2014
Our good buddy Hans chimed in later on in the evening last night:
@TheJetPress a solid signing that won’t haunt the Jets next year if it doesn’t pan out. its exactly what the Jets needed to do
— Hans (@LookItsHans) April 17, 2014
Jude left us the following Tweet:
@TheJetPress It is a good signing that will only help. The contract is reasonable
— I’m Jude (@Judetruth) April 17, 2014
The last tweeet came from Rangenius:
@TheJetPress Good signing but CB debacle by Idzik will have Jets reaching for one in draft instead of much needed WR playmaker.
— Rangenius (@Rangenius) April 17, 2014
Not an unfair opinion to have. Many do think that Idzik will draft a cornerback after not signing a big name in free agency. I still say that Dimitri Patterson is worth paying attention to, could be the sleeper of the off-season. But, to be unhappy with the CB situation is a fair take.
However, it is a rare situation when Jets’ fans agree. It seems that most of the fan base is on board with bringing in Chris Johnson. It’s a good move, and one fans should be excited about.