Johnson split carries last season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, which is something the team said they would do from the start of the season - though Johnson believed he would have a bigger role.
“Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy or whatever,” Johnson said Monday. “It was still said, yeah, both guys [Johnson and Ivory] were going to get playing time. I think it was like after the [third] game or something like that, it just switched over and I started getting less and less playing time, and not knowing where it came from.”
It may have come from his performance on the field, rushing for a career-low 663 yards on 155 carries in his only season with the Jets. But Johnson doesn't blame his lack of playing time on former coach Rex Ryan.
“Throughout the whole thing, I think last year, with that organization, I think a lot of the stuff was out of Rex’s hands,” Johnson said. “A lot of the things that we were doing, I think it was out of Rex’s hands. Don’t nobody know but it was a [bad] situation.”