Free agent running back Chris Johnson, recently cut by the Titans, should settle on his new team by the middle of next week, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who writes the Jets are the “strongest link” at the momentum, but it’s still unclear where Johnson will land.
As for contract terms, Florio says,
“The fact that a land rush apparently hasn’t immediately emerged for Johnson could be a bad sign. And if there aren’t multiple teams with a high level of motivation to get Johnson, it will be hard for agent Joel Segal to get a significant offer.
“Don’t be surprised if Johnson ultimately does a one-year deal that allows him to get back to the open market on the first day of 2015 free agency, and don’t be shocked if the base value is a lot closer to $3.5 million (the current top of the market) than $8 million.”
The Jets are interested in Johnson if the price is right, though the team has yet to reach out to Johnson’s representation, says the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta (via Twitter).