Trading for Johnson “is not something we are actively pursuing,” a Jets executive said.
Johnson is quite adamant about getting out of Houston, even talking retirement from the NFL. He is likely going to hold out from Houston unless he gets a raise, or dealt to another team.
“Clearly Andre is a special player, but special players come at a price,” the executive said. “Right now, with the direction the team wants to go, it isn’t the best fit. While he is a tremendous talent, he would hurt a lot of cap flexibility.”
Jets running back Chris Johnson recently exuberantly proclaimed that he would be on board with the Jets making such a move.
We wrote in-depth about the Jets and Johnson just a few days ago (TJB, July 12), so see more there.
In short, Johnson is a certain upgrade to what the Jets depth chart, but the cost in money, draft picks and roster impact seems to be more than the team is willing to take on.