Former Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson expects a bounce-back year with the New York Jets, claiming he was held back by a stale offense over his final three seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

"When I was in Tennessee, a lot of the plays when the offensive coordinator was calling them, they were predictable," Johnson told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "Everybody could tell what was coming. With Marty (Mornhinweg), the plays aren't predictable."

Johnson said Mornhinweg is the smartest coordinator he's had since 2010, Mike Heimerdinger's final season with the Titans. Johnson enjoyed his best years under Heimerdinger, rushing for 2,006 yards in 2009. Heimerdinger was fired by Mike Munchak after the 2010 season and died of cancer a few months later at age 58.

"That was sad, real sad," Johnson said. "It's crazy, because after that, I bounced around from all different types of offensive coordinators. It just didn't work out. ... I had three or four coordinators who just didn't put me in the right position. They didn't put me in the right situations."

Under Chris Palmer (2011 and 2012) and Dowell Loggains (2013), Johnson's production declined. After averaging 1,532 rushing yards per year from 2008 to 2010, he slipped to 1,122 yards over the last three.