New York Jets' Chris Johnson has denied that he has arthritic knees after it was alleged that the former Tennessee Titans runner is damaged goods.
The Jets signed the former 2,000 yard runner Tuesday on a two-year deal worth $8 million, and it seemed at that time that the deal was quite good value for Gang Green.
Then came a tweet by Adam Schefter Thursday that made us all think again about the value of a $4 million a year deal for a player with injury issues.
“Jets have some concerns about condition of RB Chris Johnson’s knee, and the arthritis in it, but not enough not to sign him to 2-year deal,” Schefter tweeted.
These comments suggested that the Jets took Johnson despite the knowledge of injury problems. Something which CJ completely denied during his introductory press conference.
"I know there's a lot of people out there who believe in me, including the Jets, that's why they wanted to bring me in," Johnson told ESPN.
"But there are still a lot of people out there who say how they're going to feel, but I don't see how you can say some of the type things they say about a guy who runs for almost 1,100 yards on a torn meniscus."
Johnson has stated that his new contract will help prove his haters wrong and he wants to revive his career after some average seasons.
All this talk of problems is probably making Johnson a little bit uneasy as he starts his tenure with the Jets. But the only he can put the worries to bed is if he performs to his best next season.