RB Johnson announces retirement

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 8.Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Chris Johnson, who led the league in rushing in 2009, officially ended his 10-year NFL career on Monday.

Johnson made the announcement through his marketing agency, EAGSportsManagement

“We’d like to congratulate @ChrisJohnson28 on such a long and illustrious career. We’re happy and excited for the next chapter of your life! @Titans @nyjets @AZCardinals #NFL #legend #cj2k #Probowl #retirement”

Johnson also provided comments:

“I would like to take this time to thank my family, friends, fans, and teammates who have given their continued support throughout my 10 year career. My time in the NFL has given me so many opportunities and memories. After a great deal of thought and consideration I have decided to close this chapter of my life and look forward to the new possibilities that have been afforded me. I would like to thank the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals organizations, who provided me with an opportunity to play the game I love and to be a part of their amazing communities. Playing in the NFL was a honor and I am humbled and blessed to have been able to be a part of the league for 10 years.”

Johnson’s final season was 2017, when he was with the Arizona Cardinals. He also spent one season with the New York Jets in 2014, but his best season were with the Tennessee Titans from 2008 to 2013.

He had six 1,000-yard seasons, including a league-leading 2,006 yards in 2009, which is the sixth-highest single-season total in history.

Johnson entered the league as a first-round pick in 2008 and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times.

He finished his career with 9,651 rushing yards, which ranks 35th all-time.

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