The season opener is less than 2 weeks away and Titans Running Back Chris Johnson is still holding out. CJ has missed all of training camp during a contract holdout and still hasn't reported, leaving the Titans with third-year pro Javon Ringer and fourth-round draft pick Jamie Harper as their top running backs.
Johnson is in the fourth year of a five-year deal and is scheduled to make $1.065 million this season. He is believed to be seeking about $13.5 million per season and more than $35 million guaranteed.
So how will this end?
I'm probably in the minority, but I almost never take issue with a player seeking more money. So many NFL player's bodies are shot when they get older. Plus, the owners can cancell the contracts and do regularly. As far as I know, the NFL is the only place where you can get seriously injured on the job through no fault of your own, get "fired" and have your employer quit paying you completely.
They will come to an agreement, but it will probably spill into the first week or two of the regular season. Johnson is an absolute gem as a running back - he is as explosive a running back as I've ever seen.
With Michael Vick's deal now done (6yr 100million contract w Eagles), sports agent Joel Segal can turn his full attention to getting Chris Johnson done sometime this week I just heard that the Titans and Segal are sitting down to talk ..again.
Lets hope CJ gets some Titan love. I agree he is a gem to watch.
both sides have to give and take. 7 mil a year for 3 years plus 20 guaranteed should be a decent common ground. Its stupid for this to go on but it will into the season unless they wake up!
The holdout is over asthis stellar running back Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans have finally agreed to a four-year extension on Thursday, the team confirmed.
A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the extension is worth $53 million with $30 million guaranteed. The extension will be tacked on to the two years he had remaining on his previous contract, putting him under the Titans' control through the 2016 season.
That means that over the next 3 years, Chris Johnson will make $6,732 per rushing yard based on historical stats.
lol thats what you get when you multi task while at work and dont have your pictures organized! And they do kind of have the same hair style
lets try this one more time . ..
Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson, pictured above is congratulated after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Seattle. The Titans won 17-13. Johnson became the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2000 yards in a season and On September 1st, 2011, Johnson agreed to a 4-year, $53.5 million dollar contract extension - including $30 million guaranteed - with the Titans, ending his holdout.
I have no clue whom either of these guys are Shari but if i saw them together in the street I would have to do a double take, they could be twins! I would say an easy mistake to make even if they do wear different numbers on their tops lol.....jimmy
That's a big contract. Frank Gore has a nice contract now as well.
by Deidra26 9 years ago
I am not certain how accurate the report is, but if it is, Johnson claims he can beat Usain Bolt(fastest man in the world) in a 50. Now, Chris Johnson is good at what he does, but football is so different than track and field. Johnson was always good, but he was not the catalyst for the titans...
by R.Edwards 9 years ago
Upset no. 1: Indianapolis Colts (11-0)vs Tennessee Titans (5-6)Since Vince Young's resurgence, the Tennessee Titans have won 5 straight games after opening the season at a dismal 0-6 start. Running back Chris Johnson has become more effective in the running game now since the passing game has...
by bogerk 8 years ago
I am not sure what is more surprising about this. The fact that it was the Washington Nationals who signed Werth, instead of the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees or other obvious candidates or the length and amount of the contract.$18 million a season for a player who is past his prime in terms of...
by Shari 9 years ago
Today he has a chance to become just the 6th 2,000 yard rusher in league history, but more than that, he is within touching distance of two records: Marshall Faulk's yards from scrimmage mark of 2,429 yards, and Eric Dickerson's long-standing rushing record of 2,105 yards.Will he do it?
by optimus grimlock 7 years ago
As you all know albert pujols is in talks with the cardinals on an extention that will allow to spend the rest of his career with the cardinals. He want 300 mil for 10 years the cards contered with 150 for 5years and he turned it down. What do you guys think about this??????
by Paul Edmondson 9 years ago
Just heard Cedric Benson has a hurt hip. Looks like they needed Johnson.
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