"He's got some miles on him," Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday, per The Star-Ledger. "So we're going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be."
When ESPN.com's Rich Cimini broke out his "unofficial" depth chart this week, he surprisingly listed Johnson third at running back behind Ivory and Powell. We're not sure what to make of that since Cimini didn't provide any context, but it's fair to expect some sort of work sharing in New York.
Johnson complained in Tennessee when they threatened to split up the workload, but this is a different stage of his career. Johnson's contract ultimately speaks louder than Lynn's words. The Jets are not paying Johnson like a workhorse back.