Running back Chris Johnson heard boos at his home field for the first time Sunday, as he had his second straight tough outing since signing a four-year, $53.5 million contract extension following a 35-day holdout.
“It didn’t really bother me,” said Johnson, who ran for 53 yards on 24 carries. “Just the whole situation going through the offseason, there’s things you’ve got to accept and you just got to play through. So you just have to work at it and get better and at the end of the day, you might have a couple of boos now, but when you make a play they are not booing.”
Through two games Johnson is averaging 2.3 yards per carry, a far cry from the 5.0 of his first three seasons.