Chad Johnson News: Why New York Jets Must Avoid Chad Johnson At All Costs

After the Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Chad Johnson after his arrest for domestic violence, he is now available to the highest bidder.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com is reporting that the New York Jets don't have much interest in Johnson, but that's something I would take with a grain of salt.

The Jets have always had a flare for signing the controversial and attention-grabbing players.

Most recently, the signing of Plaxico Burress last season when he came out of jail and this season with the addition of Tim Tebow as their backup quarterback.

Both of those moves alone clearly show the Jets are always willing to take a risk. But taking a risk on Johnson is one move New york should stay away from.

Johnson could potentially serve jail time for his recent arrest and on top of that, he could also be looking at a suspension from NFL Commissioner and uber-disciplinarian, Roger Goodell.

Those two factors will almost certainly mean Johnson will miss games during the season and that will make him a tough sign for any team, even the Jets.

Also, New York had their fair share of locker room troubles last season. A personality like Johnson's added to the rest of the egos that already exist in the team's locker room most likely wouldn't bode well for chemistry.

Instead of helping this team, Johnson's antics could end up creating a bigger divide on the Jets than the divide that already exists from last season.

Besides, it's not like Johnson is even an elite receiver anymore. Yes, he was excellent with the Cincinnati Bengals for nearly a decade, but after leaving there, Johnson has been terrible.

Johnson was non-existent with the New England Patriots last season, catching only 15 balls for 276 yards and one touchdown. Johnson's best days are long behind him, thus making him not worth the risk.

Signing Johnson is one move the Jets must pass on.

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