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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JimmyTitan, Apr 16, 2014.
He's gonna want the ball all the time. lol
At a time when the running back market had maxed out at $3.5 million per year, Chris Johnson has nudged the bar a little higher.
Per a league source, the two-year contract signed by the new Jets running back has a base value of $8 million. Another $1 million is available in incentives based on yardage.
Given Johnson’s late entry to the market and the ongoing devaluation of the tailback position, it’s a very good deal for Johnson. It’s also a good deal for the Jets. Criticized for not closing the deal with Donald Brown early in free agency, they got a much better player for not much more money than Brown received in San Diego.
So now the Jets have Chris Johnson and Mike Vick on the roster. A couple of years ago, that would have made them Super Bowl contenders. For now, it’s enough to make a team that was 8-8 without those two players a serious threat to bump one of the 2013 wild-card teams to the curb.
Oh he's definitely getting released after this coming season.
LOL, that is the team that owns VY's CFL rights
i see a lot of sour grape posts here, good for CJ. Got 4mil from the Titans, and 8+mil from the Jets. He most likely would be making more than if he restructured to stay.
Best of luck to him, Jaws was slobbering all over him yesterday being paired with Mike Vick (who he claims will be opening day starter) and what they could do in the running game.
He gets 8 mil upfront?
Doubt he gets 8mil up front, but he'll get 2-3 mil signing bonus most likely. The money Tennessee owes him so right now he's getting around 8mil to play this year for another team, with us paying most of it.
I wish him luck. I hope our fans can move on, as well...
Good for him. I don't care.
I still wish we had traded him back when he was worth it - '09 I think?
I hope CJ does awesome with the Jets except when we play them. CJ has been the one exciting factor that the Titans have had over the past 4yrs. I thank CJ for the memories.
It will be interesting to see how CJ and Vick work together. CJ's best yr was when VY was a threat to run the ball outside. Kept the back side of the defense at home for an extra step and that was all that CJ needed to take it to the house.
I think CJ still has several productive years left in him.