“Of course I’m frustrated,” Jets RB Chris Johnson told The Post on Wednesday. “On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that we’re 1-7. It’s frustrating.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan said he believes Johnson’s limited role last week was because of the lopsided score, but the game did not get out of hand until the fourth quarter. Ryan was asked if the Jets are phasing Johnson out.
“No, I don’t believe so,” Ryan said. “I think he will get plenty of shots at it this week.”
Chris Ivory is out-touching Johnson at a 2-to-1 clip over the past four weeks. After seeing an average of 12.3 touches in his first four games with the Jets, Johnson has received just 8.0 in his last four. Ivory is outperforming Johnson, which is the reason for the shift in workload. Johnson is cuttable at this point, but still has some upside as a talented back who would see a large workload if the injury-prone Ivory were to get injured.