Chris Johnson is confident of achieving big things in the 2013 season. Not only does he expect to rush for more yards than Adrian Peterson, he also believes he can make a run at Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record.
The Tennessee Titans running back, coming off a 1,243-yard season in 2012, was asked on ESPN's "NFL Live" on Wednesday if he or the Minnesota Vikings' Peterson, who threatened the all-time rushing record with his 2,097 yards, would have more rushing yards next season.
"Of course, '2K," Johnson said, referring to his nickname -- CJ2K -- which he received after rushing for 2,006 yards in 2009.
When asked how confident he felt about his answer, he said he was "very confident."
"I've always been a confident guy ... if you want something to happen you have to speak on it, you have to believe in it. You just got to pray and God will lead you there. I know the type of guy that I am, the type of back that I am and if the situation is right I know I can do it," he said.
Later, in an interview with the NFL Network, he took his goals to another level, saying he believes he can break Dickerson's record of 2,105 yards, which he set with the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.
"Every running back's goal is to break that record," Johnson said. "You want to break the 2,105. I believe I can do it."