Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson has always held himself in high regard. As the last player to rush for over 2,000 yards, Johnson predicted that he would shatter the single season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson the following season in 2010. That prediction never materialized. In fact, his production on the field has decreased each of the last two seasons. Now, Johnson threw out a statement to reporters suggesting that he could be Olympic track star Usain Bolt in a race.
Speaking to the Tennessean, Chris Johnson said, “I feel like if I would have kept training for track I’d have a chance, but I play football and he runs track, so it’s totally different. I think I could still probably beat him in the 40. If I actually trained for the distance he trained for, I think I’d have a chance.”
In deference to Johnson, he does hold the record for the fastest 40 time run at the NFL Combine, but he should really be focusing his efforts on replicating his success on the football field in 20010 and not worrying about Usain Bolt. Tennessee should be the only team in the AFC South which has an outside shot at challenging the Houston Texans for a division title. Perhaps, the Tennessee Titans should extend an offer to Usain to try out as a wide receiver. They could use the help.