Does Jets RB Chris Johnson, who has averaged an eye-opening 1,661 total yards during his six-year career, have a 1,200-yard rushing season left in him this season?
“That’s up to him,” running backs coach Anthony Lynn told the Daily News. “He’s definitely going to get the ball. So, it’s what he does with the ball… He can have as many yards as he wants.”
“He wants every single rep,” Lynn said. “That’s the type of attitude most running backs have. They want every single rep. I think that’s good. I think that’s healthy. It just means that he’s competitive. But how we split those up remains to be seen. By the time we go through the process, the cream will rise to the top like it always does. We’ll go ahead with a couple guys. And then they’ll do it by committee anyway.”
“We’ve always played the hot guy,” Lynn added. “It doesn’t matter who it is. If you go in there and produce, you usually stay in.”
It sounds as if Johnson will have the first crack at carries in the Jets' run-heavy offense. He is currently our #24 RB in standard formats, and has some upside from there if he shows he can still run the ball effectively. Chris Ivory is a very capable RB2.