As we’ve gotten to know Chris Johnson over five years with the Tennessee Titans, we’ve learned one thing above all: He absolutely loves being fast.
Also, he also doesn’t think Adrian Peterson is better than he is.
His rationale, per Pete Prisco of CBS Sports:
“I did it first,” Johnson said of running for 2,000 yards. “Not one time did I sit back and say he did something that I can’t do. I did it first. He’s a great back. But I can’t sit here and say out of my own mouth that Adrian Peterson is better than me. All the things he’s done, I’ve done the same things. I did them first.”
CJ thinks 22 carries a game will be enough to get to 2,000 yards. That would require an average of nearly 5.8 yards, which sounds impossible. And I’m not sure he’ll get 352 carries.
I did the math on what Shonn Greene and Jake Locker can mean to Johnson’s workload back in March.
I think he’ll get more like 254 carries and would need a 7.8-yard average.
That’s simply not happening.
Johnson tweeted “THANK GOD” when the Titans used the 10th pick in the draft on guard Chance Warmack. They also added guard Andy Levitre as their most expensive free agent in a spring of shopping, which makes their depth substantially better.
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