Free agent Chris Johnson left Tuesday’s visit with the New York Jets without a contract but that is not a cause for concern according to the running back.
“I’m just taking it one day at a time, taking my time, and whatever decision I make, it will be the best decision,” said Johnson to reporters on Tuesday.
After visiting with the Jets he took in the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks game and got a cheer when he appeared on the jumbotron.
The Jets were likely unwilling to meet Johnson’s contract demands. No running back has fared well on the open market this year and Johns0n is probably a little slighted that he will no be getting the $7 million he was set to receive in Tennessee prior to his release.
ESPN New York speculates that the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills could all have interest in Johnson.
There is also the potability that Johnson returns to the Jets and accepts a deal. The Jets have roughly $26 million in cap space and would pair him in a rotation with Chris Ivory.
Now 28, Johnson has seemingly been in decline since his 2,000 yard season in 2009. In 2013 he ran for 1,077 yards with a career low 3.9 average. Johnson has proven to be durable playing in all 16 games in each of the last five seasons.