“Oh happy day.”
So it is for Jeremiah Johnson. There have been a lot of football days that have broken his heart. But his adventure with the Toronto Argonauts, a new team, with a new league, in a new city, is returning the balance sheet back to even.
Considering what CFL players get paid, to suggest “profitable” might be a stretch.
But, hey, at least he’s got a sweater, a number, a job.
Monday, after surviving cut-down weekend, was Johnson’s first day as a newly minted running back for the Argonauts.
But do not even think for a second that Johnson is a rookie.
“I’ve been through this a lot. It feels good to be on the winning side. To say I’m here for sure.”
It has not always been thus. It is five years since he embarked on an NFL sojourn, after leaving Oregon University with the sixth-highest total yards in school history. It has been five years of living out of suitcases in hotel after heartbreak hotel.