NFL fans are sympathizing with a former NFL running back following some revelations pertaining to the reason he isn’t in the league right now.
Former Jets back Ty Johnson was released in April with a non-football injury designation after tearing his pectoral muscle during an offseason workout. He claims he didn’t want to get surgery but had an operation done because the Jets asked him to, then they cut him.
The 25-year-old signed a one-year deal to return to NY this year yet finds himself without a team after doing what the Jets asked him to.
“I’ve had some dark, dark days, man,” he lamented in an Instagram video.
“Saw the team doctor, he was like, ‘You need to get it fixed,’. Flew out the next day. Came back happy that I got it done, even though I didn’t want to get it done. That following Wednesday, you out of there.
“And I was like, ‘Damn.’ But at the end of the day, man, I know I’m gonna be alright.”
Fans are not happy with the development either, and you could see some of their reactions right below:
Johnson joined the Jets back in 2020, with the team signing him off waivers from the Detroit Lions. He made 145 rushes for 652 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons with the team, also making 62 receptions for an additional 559 yards and three touchdowns.
The former Maryland star found himself behind Breece Hall, Michael Carter, and Zonovan Knight on the depth chart, despite Hall’s rookie season ending in Week 7, when he tore an ACL against the Denver Broncos.
The Jets have since drafted another RB in Israel Abanikanda, selecting the 20-year-old in the fifth round last month.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.