Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson is on the verge of a remarkable NFL comeback after one of the most turbulent offseasons.
Johnson was once a 2,000 yard running back for the Tennessee Titans, but now he is a tailback that has lost his way on the field and suffered a great atrocity off the field.
In March, the 29-year-old was shot in the arm after the car he was riding in was shot at in Orlando, Florida. This was certainly not the free agency preparation Chris Johnson would have liked, and it brought into question whether or not the running back would continue playing.
Not giving up
Safe to say that Johnson is not about to give up on playing football, and reports on Friday by CBS Sports have revealed that the talented back is intending to return. A video was also published by TMZ Sports, which shows Johnson working out ahead of the new season, and he is said to be raring to go.
"Veteran running back Chris Johnson, who was shot in the shoulder earlier in the offseason, is back working out, a TMZ video has revealed.
"He [Johnson] is shown doing sprints and pumping his arm to show that the bullet wound is no longer bothering him," CBS Sports reported.
"The 29-year-old Johnson is seeking employment as a free agent after a poor season with the Jets in which he rushed for less than 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. He finished with 663 yards on 155 carries for a 4.3 YPC average."
TMZ Sports also say that Johnson is seeking employment and has even had offers from some NFL teams.
What do you make of Johnson's decision to give it another go in the NFL? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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