When the Tennessee Titans released former 2000k yard back Chris Johnson there were several teams interested in his services. The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and New York Jets were interested with the Falcons, Bills and Dolphins also kicking the tires. Another team that was mentioned was the Minnesota Vikings, and Ben Goessling of ESPN talked a little about CJ2k and Adrian Peterson joining forces in Minnesota.
It’d be tempting to pair him with Adrian Peterson, but think back to the low-level rivalry the two have developed. That’s rooted in each player thinking he’s the best, and as much as Peterson isn’t going to want to share carries, Johnson isn’t going to want to come in as a backup (and get paid like one). He might have a much cooler market than he thinks he will, but even so, I have a hard time seeing him come to one of the only teams in the league where the franchise player is a running back.
There is no question Peterson will be the starter for the Vikings next season along with being a big peice of the overall team plan. However, who will rotate in and out when Peterson needs rest? Peterson put up another 1,000 yard season last season with 10 touchdowns averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He did have some hamstring issues last year that limited him and with some questionable talent backing him up right now, The Vikings need to make a move, especially with AP coming off a groin injury could you imagine the dynamic duo of both of them in the backfield? Now add Johnny Football? WOW is all I would have to say.
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