Chris Johnson retires after 10 seasons
Throughout the entire offseason and the first few weeks of the regular season, veteran running back Chris Johnson has been notably out of the mix in the league.
This all appears to be due to the fact that Johnson has now retired from the NFL after 10 seasons as he took to social media to bring clarity to his situation.
Johnson put together a productive NFL career that saw him play for the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals where he tallied up 9,651 rushing yards and 55 total touchdowns along with garnering 307 receptions for 2,255 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. This saw him post 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first seasons in the league with the Titans that saw him notch 2,006 yards in the 2009 campaign where he is just one of seven players in league history to record 2,000 rushing yards in a single campaign.
During the prime of his career, the 33-year-old was one of the league’s most dynamic running backs behind his blazing speed and big-play ability. This had helped him find a tremendous amount of success in the league that pushed him to finish just shy of 10,000 career rushing yards as he is currently 35th all-time on that list in NFL history.
This had also seen him earn three Pro Bowl selections, a First-Team All-Pro nod, an NFL Offensive Player of the Year award, and a rushing yards title. Johnson had much success throughout his career at each tenure that saw him be a major asset in the running game behind his track-type speed out of the backfield but injuries played a major factor in the latter stages of his career as he played just eight games over his final two years. This officially brings close to this chapter as it wraps up a highly productive NFL career.