The New York Jets offense should be significantly improved next season, and it goes beyond a passing attack that will feature a more experienced Geno Smith with much better weapons around him (Eric Decker and Jalen Saunders could prove to be big playmakers, with Decker being the obvious No. 1 WR). Jets head coach Rex Ryan is a fan of pounding the ball against defenses, and he has a very talented running back duo in Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory, especially since both of their skill-set’s mesh quite nicely.
Johnson was medically cleared for training camp yesterday after undergoing knee surgery this offseason to repair a meniscus injury that he slogged through last season. He averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry last year, but CJ1K was still able to hit the 1,000-yard mark again, making him six-for-six in his career.
According to ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini, Ryan stated that Johnson was “flying” during the team’s mandatory conditioning run yesterday, which means that he is essentially at 100%. Johnson’s trademark speed and explosiveness could really help open things up for the entire offense, and I like the idea of a partnership with Ivory. The Jets have stated that they will ride the hot hand, and that’s also all for the better. It’s good to hear that Johnson is showing off his exceptional speed, and hopefully he’ll make an impression again today as training camp practices open up in Cortland.