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Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 10:13 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, Titans RB Chris Johnson doesn’t just want top-tier running back money in order to end his holdout from Tennessee camp. He wants top-tier NFL player money. That’s the word from ESPN.com, which reports that there are no signs the Johnson-Titans impasse will end anytime soon.

Johnson's Contract Journey
Although the Titans have stated they’re willing to make Johnson the highest-paid RB in the league -- if you were looking for comparisons, Adrian Peterson will make $10.7 million this year, and the Panthers gave DeAngelo Williams $21 million guaranteed this offseason -- they actually haven’t made a formal offer to Johnson’s agent.

Meanwhile, Johnson, whose base salary for 2011 is $800,000, says he wants $30 million guaranteed for his next contract, and he’s willing to lose a year of accrued free agency to do it. It should be noted that Tennessee gave Johnson a raise to end his holdout last year, so when the Titans say they won’t negotiate with Johnson if he’s not in camp, it’s questionable whether they mean it.

Especially since we all know how important Johnson is to their cause.

Otherwise, the Titans will feature Javon Ringer, who hurt himself in Tennessee’s first preseason game and missed Monday's practice, as their starting RB. Which might not be a terrible thing, because it seems like the coaching staff and players are impressed at Ringer’s talent (even if the awesomeness of Johnson has blocked most everybody else from seeing it).

But Tennessee also doesn’t know exactly what it’s getting if the Titans need to get him 25 carries a game. With Johnson, they do.

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Comments

Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:09 am
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon


Apparently, RB



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:00 am
 

Johnson is a historically great back

Quick... How many RB's in NFL history can you name who are (or were) legitimate home-run threats every time they touch the football? Gale Sayers? Barry Sanders? Well, whoever else is on that list, Chris Johnson is already near the top. He is arguably the most dangerous player in the game today.

And forget about his reduced yardage in 2010, following his historic 2009 season when he set the NFL-record of 2509 yards from scrimmage. The Titans had no passing game last year (and thew a ton more because they were routinely behind in games) and defenses routinely stacked eight men in the box to stop CJ. And he still puts up over 1600 total yards, 12 TD's, and a 4.3 yard average.

I don't know or care how much he is actually worth; let the market decide that matter. 

What I DO know is that he is worth a lot to the Titans...or any other team, for that matter.






Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:21 am
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

I wish he would hurry up and get this done...he's my keeper. I have the 4th pick im lookin strong with him. If he doesnt sign it will screw me.



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:17 am
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

"Fellas near bankruptsy before the strike was even over?  (How crazy is that?)  I'm amazed at the vanity and mismanagement of $$'s that is prevalent in today's society"

As obserd as the contracts are, I hope they all end up near bankrupt...pump all that monies back into the economy as fast as you can!" Jump start it with your spending!



Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:00 am
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

As a humble Bengals' fan.... (lots to be said there ..... ).... But ocho cinco (could have been ocho nueve had the Patriots fella not generously given him his #85 jersey for a freebie) - Terrell Owens....etc... the spoiled prima donnas that come into this game for "ME ONLY"....gotta say...  Shame on you Chris Johnson...  where are the Pat Tillmans of this world that love this sport??  And our country and our fans?  I'm not saying work for free.... we have homelessness at an incredible rate right now... how about be reasonable?  Carson Palmer told the Bengals (F~~~ ya'll .... I've got $81 mil stashed away.. I don't have to jump through your hoops and put up with an idiot owner and mismanagement --- and I still love my Bengals) ~~~ cummon guys.  Fellas near bankruptsy before the strike was even over?  (How crazy is that?)  I'm amazed at the vanity and mismanagement of $$'s that is prevalent in today's society.  Embarrassed that our college system has so failed the young draftees in money management.  But mostly outraged that there doesn't seem to be much spirit or love for a game that is very beloved by me and a great deal of the American population!!  Tsk Tsk Chris Johnson and your ilk... you disgrace a football jersey!!



Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:45 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

Chris knows what he is doing right now. He has to go after this money now because if history calls it like any other RB in the NFL this year will be his least productive year.  Last year he has 4.3 Ave Yards Per Carry.  This was his worst year out of the 3 years also a yard less than his previous year.  I will bet my next check that this year for him will be his worst.  If i was the titans i wouldnt pay him 30 mil you know what happens when people sign the big contracts they just fold up like Fat Albert in NE or Arod in NY. Soon as he signs that huge contract he will be under so much pressure he wont know how to handle it at all.  Again he knows what he is doing but if i were the titans i would pay him average of the top 5 RBs in the NFL



Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:42 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

He does not want $30 Mill a season.  He wants at least 30 MIll guaranteed on his contract.  which means they can sighn him for 10 years at 100 million dollars.  He will no matter what get 30, then they can cut him after 3 years which they will do or restructure his contract.  IN FOOTBALL WORLD he is worth at least 10 million a year



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

He's 25 years old, DAW is what, 28?  If you lock CJ2k up for the next 7 years $30M in guarantees isn't a big deal.  DAW's contract is only for 4 or 5 years I believe.

Put the guarantees in the front part of the contract, he's easily worth $30M guaranteed in 3 years, not like you're going to cut him, if he lets you spread it out to 5 years that's an even better bargain.  All players should demand the guarantees.

I believe many of the Jets players actually negotiated for those guarantees in their contracts.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:30 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

CJ is far from overrated. He has the most yards of any RB in the league over the past three years, and has never had fewer than 1,200 yards in a season even with teams focusing on him game in and game out. Anyone who says he's overrated has obviously not seen him play. If m****rf***ing DeAngelo Williams is worth $21 mill, CJ is worth at least $30 mil.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

CJ is easily the most overrated RB in the league.  One great year and one decent year does not 30 million make.


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