Jets land former Titan Chris Johnson
Published on -4/17/2014, 10:16 AM
(MCT) -- The Jets weren't willing to let Chris Johnson test the market any longer.
A day after he completed his visit to Florham Park, N. J., the team announced on Wednesday that they signed the free-agent running back. A source confirmed to Newsday that the deal is for two years.
Johnson left on Tuesday without a contract, but it didn't take long for both sides to agree to terms. Johnson's two-year deal reportedly has a base value of $8 million, but he can earn $1 million more in incentives.
The 28-year-old was due to earn $8 million from Tennessee in 2014. But when the Titans were unable to secure a trade partner two weeks ago, they released Johnson.