And so, the post-Chris Johnson era has officially begun.
Have the Tennessee Titans started missing Johnson? Judging by his release, this is questionable. However, there’s no doubt that Johnson will be missed once the regular season kicks off. The Titans have yet to fill the gap at running back, although Shonn Greene is presumably meant to be the man who will storm out of the backfield and score touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Locker is back at the helm, and he can be a threat when he’s healthy — but because the Titans have already decided to decline his option next year, how much does he have left in the tank?
The future is bleak.
The #Titans didn’t wait long to give Chris Johnson’s jersey number away — rookie DB Marqueston Huff gets 28
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) May 12, 2014
The Titans have one of the weakest regular season schedules in 2014-15 (31st place, to be exact), meaning that they have the potential to finish with a winning record this year. That being said, there doesn’t seem to be a firm plan in place in terms of what happens beyond 2015. “Interesting” is an appropriate word to describe what we will see once the regular season kicks off in September — who says the rebuilding process has to be boring?