"It's not just for me, but any player who starts out with a team and is with them for four, five or six years, you want to stay to have that continuity," Johnson told The Indianapolis Star in a story for Monday's editions. "Especially in Indianapolis, where we've won 10 games for nine years, why wouldn't you want to stay in that situation?
Depending on how an eventual CBA agreement outlines free agency, Johnson could be joined by running back Joseph Addai (five seasons), linebacker Clint Session (four seasons) and safety Melvin Bullitt (four seasons) as Colts players who might test the market.
Bullitt, like Johnson, isn't looking to jump ship.
"I want to play in Indy again," Bullitt said. "That's what I'm planning on. But the reality is I'm not signed with anyone. I want to finish my career in Indianapolis, but I will have to make a decision quickly."