Do you remember the time that Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson was the most feared back in the NFL? It was a few years ago and for those who play fantasy football always knew that he was either the number one or two overall pick. Fast forward to the present, CJ2K is sometimes not picked up until the third round. It seems like ever since there was the big contract holdout between the Titans and Johnson he has never been the same. Granted there are glimpses of his power and speed here and there, but he is not a constant threat as he was in the past.
It seems his recent decline in production has not stopped his bold predictions. A few days ago on ESPN’s “NFL Live” he was asked who would have the most rushing yards next season him or Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Johnson replied, “Of course 2K. I’ve always been a confident guy. If you want something to happen you have to speak on it, you have to believe in it. You just got to pray and God will lead you there. I know the type of guy that I am, the type of back that I am and if the situation is right I know I can do it.”
When CJ2K was asked if he had any other goal he said he wanted to break Eric Dickerson’s all-time single-season rushing record. “Every running back’s goal is to break that record. You want to break the 2,105. I believe I can do it.”, Johnson said.
Last season Johnson ran for 1,243 yards on 276 rushes with six touchdowns while Peterson just came up a few yards shy of breaking Dickerson’s record. Johnson has put up some lofty goals for next season and hopefully for Titans fans he can do it.