After ten seasons in the league, Chris Johnson is officially hanging it up. That announcement was made in November, but today, Johnson will retire as a member of the Titans.
Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) will sign a one-day contract to retire as a Titan today— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 24, 2019
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Johnson ended his Tennessee career in 2013 as the franchise’s third leading rusher, trailing only Eddie George and Earl Campbell. His electrifying speed became the identity of the team during his time in Nashville.
His time as a Titan was highlighted by that special 2009 season, in which Johnson ran for over 2,000 yards. He ran for 2,006 to be exact, racking up an NFL record 2,509 yards from scrimmage.
Johnson finished his career with 9,651 yards rushing and 55 touchdowns. His additional 2,255 yards receiving put him at 11,906 yards from scrimmage for his career.
Johnson left the team in 2013 after averaging just 3.9 yards per carry. He moved on to the Jets in 2014, then the Cardinals in 2015. He appeared in four games in each of the 2016 and 2017 seasons for Arizona, before announcing his retirement in November of 2018.
He will go down as the most electrifying Titan to date, giving us highlight reel after highlight reel during that incredible stretch of play from 2008-2010.