It was a difficult season for Johnson both on and off the field. He had only 193 carries for 874 yards, down from 416 carries and 1,789 yards just two years ago. He played in only 12 games after being suspended by the NFL for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy and being benched by the team for breaking team rules. Johnson was charged with assaulting women in two separate incidents in Kansas City this year.
"Hopefully, my future is not with this organization," Johnson told me after rushing 10 times for 18 yards in a 16-6 season-ending loss to the Bengals. "The things that have been going around, I'm not saying it's (all) their fault. Half of it is mine with off-the-field (stuff) and other things that go on.
The Chiefs are changing general managers, with chairman Clark Hunt reviewing candidates to replace Carl Peterson. Once a GM is hired, a decision will be made about the future of Edwards. Johnson said he wants out regardless.
The Chiefs switched midseason from an offense based on a power running game featuring Johnson to a spread offense that leaned heavily on quarterback Tyler Thigpen's arm. After Johnson's return from his four-game break, he never had more than 20 carries in a game. (P.S. I live right across the street from LJ,I asked him)