Chris Johnson has experienced recently some ups and downs on the field. From off the field issues to injuries on the field, his price could be some what reasonable. Browns would need him to shoulder the load pretty much so let's take a look at Johnson's stats over the past few years.
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Running is very important for the AFC North, Bengals have Giovani Bernard, Ravens have Ray Rice and we have seen the Steelers sink because they can't find the right guy to carry the ball anymore. Having a good quarterback is essential but they also need someone to carry the ball so people won't just sit back into coverage the entire time. Cleveland's highest rusher was Willis Mcgahee and he had a total of 377 yards with 2 touchdowns. The running backs combined only had 4 touchdowns on the season with a combined 1383 yards rushing.
Cleveland needs a running back and I know plenty of rumors will be coming out on who they target but if they want someone for cheap, take a look at Johnson. The other way they could get better is by way of the draft which could happen but in my opinion I would like a veteran who's already been used to the demand of the NFL and plus he has the body of work to stand behind what he's done.
What do you think? Should the Browns take a chance on Chris Johnson? If not who should they look at?