— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 29, 2014
So will it happen?
There’s no secret behind the tension between the Tennessee Titans and running back Chris Johnson at the moment. The team doesn’t want to pay for a contract extension after forking over millions to “CJ2K,” and why would they? Johnson has been underperforming ever since he hit the 2,000-yard mark in a single season.
Now it appears that former running back Marshall Faulk wants to speed along the process with his two cents, but is parting really the best option?
During the regular season, Johnson made it obvious that he would only stay with Tennessee if he’s paid the money he “deserves.” At first glance, Johnson departing doesn’t seem to be the ideal route for the team. Tennessee would be forced to fill yet another open position in its offense.
However, you may start to think differently if you consider the state of the franchise.
The Titans are undoubtedly going through an era of change (just ask Mike Munchak). There’s no guarantee that their star quarterback Jake Locker will even be in the equation after 2014. If there was ever a time for Johnson to pack his bags, it would be now.