If Chris Johnson is released by Tennessee this week, and after several failed trade attempts that has become a likely scenario, the New York Jets may be his strongest suitor.
At least, that's what Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com suggests.
"Still expecting Chris Johnson's release to come this week. When it does, look for the Jets to pounce on the RB," La Canfora tweets this morning: "Would be a strong fit."
Earlier this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com speculated on Twitter that the reason the Jets were reluctant to dive into the DeSean Jackson derby might have been because they were allotting money for Johnson.
Adding Johnson would make a lot of sense; the home run threat he provides would serve as an ideal complement to the Jets' primary back, Chris Ivory, a bruising and powerful runner who earns his money running between the tackles.