Johnson was cut by the Titans in April after six seasons.
He was due $8 million in 2014 and averaged a career low 3.9 yards a carry last season. He gained 1,000 yards or more in each season with the team, including 2,006 yards in 2009. The team gave him a four-year, $54 million contract two seasons after he held out of training camp.
He was signed by the Jets a week after his release by Tennessee, inking a two-year deal, worth $8 million.
"Of course I want to go out there and tear it up and show 'em what they missed out on and make them regret that," Johnson said, according to ESPN.com. "But I'm not going to go into the game and make it me versus them."
He admitted that he has been frustrated with his limited role in the offense this season.
This season, Johnson has 558 yards on 125 carries and one touchdown for New York (2-11), which has lost three games in a row.
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