In nine NFL seasons, Chris Johnson has rushed for 9,537 yards and 55 touchdowns, averaged 4.5 yards per carry, and amassed 302 receptions for 2,212 receiving yards.
Now in the twilight of his career – he turns 32 in September – there’s no denying where Johnson wants to play next season.
“I want to go to a contender, somebody that’s winning,” the free agent tailback said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “I just don’t want to go nowhere where I’m just sitting there watching. I want to be involved. I want to be involved. I still got juice left. I know what I can still do.”
Johnson, who spent the last two seasons in Arizona, thinks he has two good seasons left.
“If I get me two good years, I’ll be all right,” he said. “I don’t want to go to like a bad team, but I’ll go to a team in the middle of the pack where I can help them get there. When I was with Arizona, we was one game away from the Super Bowl and we come back the next year and don’t even make the playoffs.”
Indeed, Arizona went 7-8-1 last season, as Carson Palmer regressed across the board. The 37-year-old completed 61.0 percent of his passes for 4,233 yards, 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Johnson, however, believes Palmer can still compete at a high level.
“Carson will be all right,” Johnson said. “Carson will be all right. When I say Carson going to be all right, he going to be good.”