In early March, Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder when a car pulled up next to their Jeep at a red light, opened fire and struck him, injured fellow passenger Reggie Johnson and killed the driver Dreekius Oricko Johnson. The incident in Orlando, Fla. came just weeks after the New York Jets declined to pick up his option, making him a free agent. 

At 29 years old and coming off the lowest rushing yards total of his seven-year career, Johnson was already being seen as a running back who was probably past his prime. There may be some fight left in him, but the shooting nearly put an abrupt end to any hopes of a return to his Pro Bowl form. Nearly, but it didn't.

Now, with the Arizona Cardinals looking into signing him, Johnson is using the incident as motivation going forward. On Friday, CJ2K shared a graphic photo of the bullet wound on Instagram with a caption, detailing how the ordeal has made him think differently. 

Be honest, did you look at that above picture like this...

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