Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson signed with the New York Jets today, after having the six-year veteran in for a visit earlier. The deal is for two years, though compensation has not been released.
Earlier today, we reported that Johnson had left the team without a contract, though one could still be completed. That contract was obviously completed, but it will be interesting to see which side blinked, with the Jets thought to have been offering a multi-year contract around $3-4 million per season, while Florida Today reporter Erika Esola has indicated that Johnson was looking for at least a two-year contract worth $10 million.
The addition of Johnson to the Jets' offense gives Rex Ryan a running back who has broken the 1,000-yard mark each of his six seasons in the league. He led the league in rushing attempts and yards in 2009, when he carried the ball 358 times for 2,006 yards. Johnson has been selected an AP First Team All Pro member once and has been named to the Pro Bowl three times.