The Tennessee Titans' contract stalemate with holdout running back Chris Johnson shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
While the Titans publicly stated they are willing to make Johnson the highest-paid running back in the NFL, those close to Johnson believe he should be paid as one of the top playmakers in the league -- not just for running backs, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
I understand Crhis Johnson deserves to be making more than $900k this year. But for him to say he wants to be one of the highest paid players in the entire league, I mean, come on man. In 2010 Johnson had 12 touchdowns. You know how much the best players in the league had last year? I'll tell you.
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BenJarvus Green Ellis from the Pats had 13 touchdowns. Yeah, and he ain't making much money this year.
Just to put it into perspectiv, the highest paid NFL players are Quarterbacks, and the only QB's who had 12 or less touchdowns in 2010 were Matt Hasselbeck, Tony Romo, Brett Favre, and Vince Young. So conparatively Johnson should make maybe a bit more than those guys because his career will no doubt be shorter.
And he will get paid. My point is just that running back's in the NFL aren't worth fat paychecks. Its a QB and receiver league. Why overpay a running back who is just going to run himself into the ground in 3 years and then you are stuck paying him for another 2? Seems stupid to me.