Charles Johnson has not lived up to potential after his impressive 2014 season in Minnesota and will now try to resurrect his career in New York with the Jets.
Former Viking Charles Johnson has signed with the New York Jets and joins a roster that already features a former teammate of Johnson’s, Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater was, of course, the Quarterback throwing most of the passes to Johnson during his best statistical season as a pro in 2014. Johnson finished with 475 yards and two touchdowns that year and has not come close to that level of production again.
Johnson spent the first three seasons of his career in Minnesota and last offseason signed with the Carolina Panthers. Avoiding injuries will be crucial for Johnson chances of making a team next year, whether it is in New York or someplace else.
Injuries and eventually, knee surgery took Johnson’s 2017 season away from him before it started, as he was waived by Carolina. He looks to carve out a spot for himself on the Jets roster in 2018, surrounded by a hodge-podge of random WR and skill players in New York. The Jets have brought in Terrelle Pryor this offseason and are now looking for depth at WR and if Johnson does makes the team, that will most likely be his role.
Two of the Vikings’ most exciting young players in 2014, Johnson and Bridgewater are both hoping to make a roster just four years later. Is it possible that Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater could reignite their football chemistry and win starting spots in New York this season? It’s possible, but its a long shot.