Chris Johnson Released: Should the Browns Pursue?
Oh you probably want a little bit more on the subject? We wrote awhile back, before Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi were gone about a possible fit for Chris Johnson with the Browns. At that time the front office was looking for a quick, receiving type back and that fit Johnson to a T. So why the change of thought towards signing Johnson now that he has been released?
- The Browns have signed Ben Tate to start for the team.
- Johnson will want big money still, even though no RB on the market this year has gotten that.
- The new front office and coaching staff have brought in the Zone Blocking Scheme that fits Tate.
- RBs are being pushed down the draft board so the Browns could acquire a similar player in the 4th round or later.
- His attitude issues are well documented and not welcomed on the no nonsense Mike Pettine led team.
- Resources could be used elsewhere, including extending Joe Haden, Jabaal Sheard, Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Phil Taylor and/or Brian Hoyer.
- He is an old 29 with a ton of carries on his slight frame.
- He dances too much behind the line, we saw enough of that in Trent Richardson.
Don’t get us wrong, on a veteran minimum or low level 1 year make good deal Johnson could be interesting for the Browns, but that contract is most likely not happening. And if he is willing to take that deal he most likely would go where he could be the feature back, not share the load with Tate.
Any interest in Johnson after our 8 point reasoning for not being interested? If you would sign him, for how much?