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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: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

30,000,000.00 To run the football. Love his passion for the game. I certainly do not agree with his demands but is he worth 15mil a year for two years or ten for three? I wouldnt give it to him, but Tenn probably has too. Where do you put him among Fantasy RBs with all the drama? I hope I dont get the top on of the top three picks because I think I would pass him up for sure.



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

I guarantee he can trade those ugly gold teeth into the nearest pawn shop and get some that money he wants so bad.  30 mil for a guy who won't produce big for 2 maybe 3 more seasons, I don't think so! 




Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

Ur a fricking idiot.  The owners NEVER honor contracts and yet the players shpuld.  You must be related to adams.  



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

I say cut him...and let someone else pay him $30 million. 



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

    The question here is not whether he's worth the money, or even if holding out is the right thing to do. The Titans made a mistake giving him a raise on his last hold out, but that is not the issue either. His base salary is $800.000.00 and he wants 30 million guarenteed! Are you kidding man? Have you had one too many hits to the head already? Do you see yourself as the only player in the whole NFL? Delusional, selfish, egotistical, moronic, stupid, are some of the adjectives that come to mind thinking of this Chris Johnson ordeal. If the TItans pay him more money this year, their nuts! They're is something wrong with the system if a player can hold out on a signed contract anyway. You signed an agreeable, law abiding contract, honour it you douche bag!
   
    This is not fair to teams who make offers, get players signed, only to have them sit out the following year! Even the Players Commitee should be all over this turnip and make him play, or forfiet his money, and his free agent status. 
   
    If he would have went to camp with a good attitude and talked with management about restructuring his contract, I bet they would of. I know they don't want to lose him, but i would let him walk now. If they give in now he will always have them by the short and curlies.



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

we'll take him.... and by we'll I mean the Bengals and every other franchise in the league!  He is arguably the one of the best weapons this league has to offer... including the Manning, Brady and Peterson.  He deserves to be paid.



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

anyone think that maybe all he wants is to take the rest of the summer off.....who wants to go through training camp and preseason....pretty sure he'll report and sign a contract right before the last preseason game(in which he wont play)and start right into the season....what a life these guys lead....he'll get paid then get hurt because he is not in playing shape, which is why players need to go through camp....nothing new here



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

Time to cut him loose, trade him for some real pieces.  How many SuperBowls has he brought them?  Heck, how many playoff wins? RBs are just for show in this league, you just need some that can catch the football.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

Johnson gets his money and the titans will only get worse, no need to lock up that much money into one player when in the NFL a no name can become a 1,200 yd rusher and 12 tds and not demand the ball every run or pass play. Id trade him like the Cowbays traded Hershel Walker ask for the world and get draft picks and become a dynasty



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

McQ is right. Let him watch the games at home.


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