The New York Jets released running back Ty Johnson in April regardless of signing him to a one-year deal in free company, and the veteran revealed it got here after the team told him to get surgery on an offseason harm.
Johnson mentioned he tore his pectoral muscle whereas understanding within the offseason, and after consulting with the team physician, they told him to “get it fixed.”
“Saw the team doctor. He was like, ‘You need to get it fixed,’” Johnson mentioned in an Instagram video. “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 day, man, I know I’m going to be alright.”
The Jets released Johnson on April 26, which was someday earlier than the 2023 NFL Draft.
Gang Green ended up drafting Pittsburgh running back Israel Abanikanda within the fifth spherical in addition to signing undrafted free agent Travis Dye.
Those rookies joined a running backs room that already had Breece Hall, Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight in it.
Hall was the Offensive Rookie of the Year favourite earlier than tearing his ACL. Teammate receiver Garrett Wilson ended up successful the award on the finish of the season.
Johnson did effectively in his share of the Jets’ backfield duties in 2022, dashing for 160 yards with a landing on 30 makes an attempt whereas catching 12 of his 24 targets for 88 yards.
He additionally had 238 yards on 61 rushes in 2021 with two touchdowns whereas scoring twice by way of the air with 372 receiving yards.
Johnson, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions within the sixth spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Maryland, continues to be looking for his subsequent NFL team since his launch.