The hold out is finally over with the “coach’s dream” Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans. After a lengthy hold out in which Johnson demanded to be paid like a star playmaker in the NFL, it seems both sides have finally reached an agreement that will get Johnson back on the field.
It’s being reported that running back Chris Johnson has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Tennessee Titans. Full details of the contract are yet to be disclosed, but it is being reported that Johnson did get a revised deal worth $53.5 million, including $30 million guaranteed good through the 2016 season.
Whether Johnson will be worth all that money to the Titans remains to be seen, but his track record is rather impressive. Johnson has led the NFL in rushing the last three seasons and Johnson became only the sixth man in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in 2009 when he ran for 2,006 yards.
Johnson will have to get used to brand new offense under the new Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer. And fantasy owners have to be wondering if a new offense, combined with the fact that every defense the Titans face this year will be geared towards stopping Johnson will hurt the star running back’s numbers this year.
Johnson is officially no longer playing for the big contract.
Props time- which running back will lead the league in rushing yards this season?