"I definitely think it's going to be a committee approach," Ryan said, according to the New York Daily News.
It's Ryan's first public acknowledgement that Johnson is not currently in line for a featured role. Johnson told Around The League last month that he didn't expect to be part of a time share in New York.
"Once the season starts and once we're playing and I'm doing my thing, I'm pretty sure if I'm making plays they're going to want to keep handing the ball off to me," Johnson said. "If they want me to continue making plays, I'm pretty sure I can't do that if I'm on the sideline."
Johnson's vision could still pan out. If he regains his old CJ2K burst following arthroscopic knee surgery, Johnson is a safe bet to emerge as the Jets' primary option. It's unlikely to start that way, however.