Dear Titans Fans, Don’t Look For Chris Johnson To Sign Soon


Photo: Jonson, courtesy Celebrity Carz

Nashville, we have a problem. Chris Johnson wants to be paid money similar to a top-10 player in the NFL. Let’s concede that he is, in fact, the top running back in the NFL. That doesn’t make him a top-10 player. To get to Johnson, you would have to get through the top quarterbacks, the top defensive ends, the top left tackle’s and then a few wide receivers.

Off the top of my head, here are 10 players I would draft before Johnson if every play went into a draft.

1. Tom Brady

2. Peyton Manning (he doesn’t need a neck to play well)

3. Drew Brees

4. Philip Rivers

5. Aaron Rodgers

6. Matt Schaub

7. Matthew Stafford

8. Sam Bradford

9. Eli Manning

10. Larry Fitzgerald

Keep in mind, there is no order to this list. Just 10 players I would take before Johnson. I can make that list much longer if need be. There is absolutely no question in my mind that Johnson is one of the top playmaker’s in the NFL, but as a runningback that probably has 4 good years left, he isn’t worth more money than Drew Brees. Johnson wants $13 million a year.

Drew Brees’ Contract, per Rotoworld:

2011: $7,393,500, 2012: Free Agent

Did you know Brees’ contract was so small? Did you know he’s entering the final year? If anybody should be holding out, it’s the former Super Bowl MVP. As a quarterback, Brees affects the game much more than Johnson, and that’s why Brees deserves more money. There is no question that Johnson deserves a large, record-breaking contract. The problem is that he wants far too much. The Titans will be fine with Ringer and Harper. I say trade Johnson for a King’s ransom in draft picks. Set this team up for years of success and let another team pay him a ridiculous amount of money. Winning cures every football team, as long as it’s your team winning. If the team wins a Super Bowl in 3 years after trading Johnson this year, do you think people will care who he plays for? No. Fans want a winner, Johnson is a winner but he doesn’t guarantee the team wins. many solid players from draft picks puts the Titans in a much better position to win than one superstar player.

GM Mike Reinfeldt’s back is against the wall on this one. How he handles this situation will be key to the rest of his career, for he will be heavily judged by it for the rest of his career. In 2010, it was popular to defend then Florida Gator Tim Tebow and now it’s popular to mention how he will fail. Right now, it’s popular to state why the Titans should pay Chris Johnson. When the Titans are in salary cap trouble in a few years, it will be popular to mention how the signing was bad. He’s really all the Titans have and they shouldn’t make a desperate move to prove it financially. Give him a great offer to make him the highest paid running back and when he declines, trade him.

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  • PhilStrouse

    I couldn’t agree more Brandon! If captain “me me me” won’t take a contract making him the highest paid RB(which i truly think he deserves) trade him! I am not for killing the team financially just to have him, it’s a team game! I’ll take 22 very good starters that are for the betterment of the team than 1 superstar with no supporting cast. This whole thing is making me sick, it does however make me wonder how the Titans would have handled this had CJ been more like Fitzgerald or Manning, showed some class, kept his mouth shut(instead of publicly demanding), and showed up to camp? We’ll never know but history has shown the classy dude gets his in the end! The A-hole may get his money but gains no respect from teammates, fans, or media. I know my expectations have gone through the roof for him now, sad to say!

  • PhilStrouse

    I couldn’t agree more Brandon! If captain “me me me” won’t take a contract making him the highest paid RB(which i truly think he deserves) trade him! I am not for killing the team financially just to have him, it’s a team game! I’ll take 22 very good starters that are for the betterment of the team than 1 superstar with no supporting cast. This whole thing is making me sick, it does however make me wonder how the Titans would have handled this had CJ been more like Fitzgerald or Manning, showed some class, kept his mouth shut(instead of publicly demanding), and showed up to camp? We’ll never know but history has shown the classy dude gets his in the end! The A-hole may get his money but gains no respect from teammates, fans, or media. I know my expectations have gone through the roof for him now, sad to say!

  • Titan507

    Complete agree with you brandom, I considre a QB, WR, and DE imact the game much more than a RB, this is a passing league if the titnas want to win a superbowl, we need to refine our offensive and turn it in a passing offense, we can survive with ringer, harper and stafon, and you look we will be runnig this year for the play off

    GO Titans

  • Titan507

    Complete agree with you brandom, I considre a QB, WR, and DE imact the game much more than a RB, this is a passing league if the titnas want to win a superbowl, we need to refine our offensive and turn it in a passing offense, we can survive with ringer, harper and stafon, and you look we will be runnig this year for the play off

    GO Titans

  • Titan507

    By the way, the running game of the titans has been succesfull becouse our offensive line, wichever runner we have will run over 1000 yd,

    put your sign on it

  • Titan507

    By the way, the running game of the titans has been succesfull becouse our offensive line, wichever runner we have will run over 1000 yd,

    put your sign on it

  • bctitansized

    @Titan507 I think with Ringer and Harper, the Titans can combine for over 1,500 yds this season. The passing game really will help it open up.

    thanks for the comments, guys. It’s good to get some feedback

  • bctitansized

    @Titan507 I think with Ringer and Harper, the Titans can combine for over 1,500 yds this season. The passing game really will help it open up.

    thanks for the comments, guys. It’s good to get some feedback

  • bctitansized

    @PhilStrouse it’s a definite problem with the ‘fans vs CJ’ issue right now

    thanks for commenting!!

  • bctitansized

    @PhilStrouse it’s a definite problem with the ‘fans vs CJ’ issue right now

    thanks for commenting!!