Titans are Ridiculous

August 2, 2011 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

I almost never side with the player in a contract dispute, but I’m about to make what I believe to be my first exception.  Chris Johnson is set to make $800,000 this year.  This would make him the most underpaid NFL player I think I’ve ever seen.  Here is some info on Chris Johnson from ESPN:

He became only the sixth man in NFL history to run for at least 2,000 yards when he ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and the first to rack up 2,500 yards with 500 yards receiving.

He followed that up by running for 1,364 yards in 2010 despite finishing the season with a bruised thigh and has started 46 of the 47 games he has played in since being drafted 24th overall in 2008 out of East Carolina. Johnson has 4,598 career yards averaging 5 yards per carry and also has 1,008 yards receiving.

DeAngelo Williams got a new deal from Carolina earlier this week worth $21 million in guaranteed money. He played only six games last season and ran for 361 yards while dealing with injuries.

And as pointed out by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports: For most backs, 1,364 yards would be cause for a week-long celebration.

 

He is not just a great RB, he’s one of the top 3 RB’s and arguably the best (considering reliability and 3 years of stats).  It goes without saying that he’s the most important player on his team, but what bears mentioning is that the 2nd best player on the team is a very distant 2nd.  The 2nd best player on the Titans might be the 4th or 5th best player on other teams.  The player with the most promise might be Kenny Britt, who was arrested like 3 times during the off-season and is at severe risk for immediate suspension (and then at high-risk for future suspsensions, because rarely do these types learn the first time).  I don’t predict Britt to be able to cut it with the NFL behavior rules, but he is another topic.

So if the Titans have absolutely no hopes of making the playoffs, they should continue their hard-nose stance and wave the shitty contract in his face.  Meanwhile, the team can go 2-14, the fans will revolt, and the players will mail it in all year.

The Titans need to get off their ass and sign this guy to a deal.  It’s like the Titans are being run by the owners of the other owners in the AFC South.

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