Cardinals re-sign Chris Johnson to one-year deal
CJ2K is officially set to remain in Arizona through 2K17.
According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Thursday, Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is re-signing with the team on a one-year deal.
RB Chris Johnson is re-signing a one-year deal with Arizona, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2016
Though the 30-year-old Johnson is well past the age where elite running backs hit their downward slope, he enjoyed a productive season with Arizona in 2015, rushing for 814 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games played before fracturing his tibia after Week 12.
The Dolphins had some interest in CJ2K after losing Lamar Miller and striking out on C.J. Anderson. But the four-time Pro Bowler opted to return to the Cardinals where he will likely spell starter David Johnson, the team’s prized young back whom head coach Bruce Arians believes “has a chance to be one of the all-time best.” CJ2K should still retain some solid value as a backup in Arizona next season.