After the Denver Broncos matched the Miami Dolphins offer for running back CJ Anderson, the team is in search of another RB in place of Lamar Miller. They have broadened their search to Chris Johnson, a running back for the Arizona Cardinals, who visited Miami on Wednesday.
Johnson is a free agent as of now. For his first six years in the NFL he played for the Tennessee Titans (2008-2014) and 2009 is considered his best season. That year he rushed for 2,006 yards and is one of only seven players to make the 2000 rushing yards club. He was also named NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2009. He played for the Jets for a year in 2014 but was declined a second year, turning to the Cardinals in 2015. After suffering a fractured left tibia in Week 12, the 30-year-old Johnson was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return list on December 1st, 2015. At the time of his injury, Johnson was the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL with 814 yards. He missed the final five games of 2015, finishing his season in Arizona with 196 carries for 814 yards and only 3 touchdowns.
However, when healthy, Johnson proves to be an excellent addition to his team’s offense. The Dolphins desperately need a RB of his skill set and experience to help their offense. Hopeful Miller’s absence will be replaced with a well-rounded running back and after losing out on Anderson, this may be the Dolphins other best option.