Jets News: Jets to sign free agent RB Chris Johnson next week?

In what has been, for lack of a better word, an interesting month in Jets news, the New York Jets now look to be out in front for the services of a former 2,000-yard rusher.

Per multiple NFL sources, the New York Jets are the prohibitive favorite in the race to sign former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson.

Now, according to NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk, Johnson "currently is expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week." Which, in the end, could be great things for the Jets' running attack.

This is all in spite of the fact that the New York Jets finished sixth in the NFL in rushing yards in 2013 -- granted, that was partially due to the patchwork nature of the passing game with Geno Smith at the helm.

Many pundits believe that Johnson will opt for a one-year contract in the neighborhood of $4 million, in order to hit the 2015 NFL free agency market with some momentum.

The potential future New York Jet continued his career-long streak of six seasons with 1,000 rushing yards or more (1,077) in 2013. However, his 3.9 yards per attempt qualifies for the lowest average of his NFL career.

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