Curtis Martin: CJ2K 'One of NFL's Best'

Curtis Martin | New York Jets

Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio two summers ago and has a keen eye for football talent. Martin offered extremely high praise for Gang Green's current ball-carrier Chris Johnson this past week which raised eyebrows across the country.

Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin is one of the greatest of all time.

The Hall-of-Famer thinks Gang Green's newest running back, ex-Tennessee Titans speedster Chris Johnson, is one of the greatest of his time.

"With things even across the board -- the blocking is the same, quarterback is the same -- I still think he's one of the best running backs in the league," Martin said recently, via ESPN New York. "I'll say this: He has as much talent as anyone in the league."

Those comments come around the same time Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called Johnson a "first-ballot Hall of Famer."

One thing is clear, whether or not you subscribe to either of the aforementioned opinions, those closest to the team clearly have sky-high expectations for the perennial 1,000-yard rusher who eclipsed the 2K mark in 2009.

The 28-year-old running back joins Chris Ivory, a pure battering ram, to provide versatility in the Jets' offensive backfield. His outside-the-tackles style complements Ivory well, and he's capable of taking on an every-down role if need be, assuming he can stay healthy.

Johnson has amassed 50 rushing touchdown in six years and has made a career out of his world-class speed.

"He's unique because, at any moment, he can score," Martin said.

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