Trumaine Johnson needed to know what he was getting himself into when he signed a five-year, $72.5 million take care of the New York Jets.
On the time, their greatest quarterback was Josh McCown. It was turning into clear New York would draft a rookie quarterback. However let’s not fake the Jets appeared like a staff that will win the AFC East in 2019. And in the event that they flopped, Todd Bowles’ job wasn’t going to be protected.
In all probability with data of all that, Johnson signed on the dotted line to turn out to be a pacesetter of the group. A minimum of, that’s a perfect-world state of affairs. When a staff shells out for an enormous title in free company, they certainly hope he is usually a chief. And on the very least, they anticipate him to point out up for work, as a result of there’s no larger reminder than free company that the NFL is a enterprise.
As an alternative, Johnson is demonstrating insubordination and a scarcity of professionalism. The star cornerback missed conferences and follow time in preparation for Week 17, in line with ESPN.
On some degree, Johnson has a proper to be annoyed. If he preferred Bowles, who will reportedly get fired after the Jets’ regular-season finale, Johnson’s insubordination may very well be an act of assist for his soon-to-be-former coach. That rationale would level the blame on the Jets’ entrance workplace for ready to fireplace Bowles, which is what allowed New York to come back unravelled on this closing week of the common season. However let’s not let Johnson off straightforward. He might get benched for Week 17, which might be his final probability to point out assist for Bowles.
Above all, that is Johnson’s job, and if he expects to receives a commission (particularly as a lot as Johnson is getting paid this 12 months), he wants to point out as much as work. It’s that straightforward. And maybe it’s having an affect down the roster, with fellow cornerback Darryl Roberts displaying up late for scheduled occasions.
With a lot turnover and adversity, it will be a superb time for a pacesetter to step up for the Jets. Clearly, that’s not Johnson.