C.J. said he felt like the #Titans were ready to move on. Said he enjoyed his 6 years in Tennessee. Part of him sad how things played out
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) April 16, 2014
As a Tennessee Titans fan, it’s hard to picture the team without running back Chris Johnson at the helm (see: the departure of Steve McNair). Whether you loved him or hated him, Johnson made himself into the face of the franchise during his six years in Tennessee.
Now the team will have to move on without him as New York Jets fans embrace the running back in the Meadowlands.
Johnson’s deal with the Jets is for two years with a base salary of $8 million. He’s slated to receive $3 million for signing with the team. Prior to leaving the Titans, he reportedly sat down with Titans general manager Ruston Webster to “talk things out.” Evidently it wasn’t enough to get him to stay.
And so, Titans fans wave goodbye to Johnson who racked up 50 touchdowns and 7,965 yards with the team. Will he see similar success in New York? We’ll have to wait and see, but let’s put it this way: it’s a good thing he isn’t in the AFC South. The Titans will host the Jets during the 2014-15 season.