Last month, the New York Jets released running back Ty Johnson after completing a trade for ex-Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Johnson spent the last three seasons on the Jets’ roster, primarily as a third running back. The 25-year-old signed a new contract last month, only to be released by the Jets in a surprise transaction a day before the draft.
On Friday, Johnson revealed in an Instagram post that he recently underwent surgery on a torn pectoral muscle during an individual workout session. This explains why the Jets wound up releasing the well-respected RB a month after handing him a new contract.
The Detroit Lions used a sixth-round pick (186th overall) on Johnson back in 2019. The Maryland product saw 63 carried in his rookie year, recording 273 rushing yards to go along with 24 receptions for 109 yards.
Detroit moved on from Johnson early in the 2020 season, and he was picked up by the struggling Jets. In 11 game appearances, Johnson had 254 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Johnson recorded 238 rushing yards and two touchdowns to go along with 34 receptions for 372 yards and a pair of receiving touchdowns in 2021. Last season, he had 160 rushing yards and one touchdown (30 carries) to go along with 12 receptions for 88 yards.
2022 second-round pick Breece Hall leads the Jets’ running back depth chart, followed by Michael Carter, rookie Israel Abanikanda and Zonovan Knight.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.