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Will the Jets signing of Chris Johnson be worth it?

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New York Jets acquired former 2,000 yard running back Chris Johnson on a two-year contract Tuesday, and now the details of the deal have become public.

Johnson may not have performed at that career best level for a number of seasons, but that didn't stop the Jets from offering the former Tennessee Titans man a fair deal.

The 28-year-old has been handed a deal worth $8 million over two years.

Whether or not the speedy back is worth such a deal remains to be seen, but the move could prove to be a coup for the AFC East side.

Johnson for one is happy about the deal and the and the move to the Big Apple.

"I have a fresh start. Now I am going to go out there with a chip on my shoulder, I know a lot of people are doubting me. I want to prove everybody wrong who has doubts in me," Johnson told Pro Football talk

In Johnson's second season in the NFL back in 2009, the former Titans man gained 2,006 yards rushing.

Since that time he has failed to live up to those high standards, but he has never failed to rush for over 1,000 yards in his six seasons in the league.

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