Chris Johnson wants monopoly money
Lil Wayne lookalike and dental hygienist’s retirement plan Chris Johnson, or C2K to fantasy owners, would like to get stupid paid; talking Bud Cramer “Mad Money.” The Tennessee Titans, who basically have their entire offense riding on C2K, have so far declined.
Do the serious reporting for me, ESPN:
Johnson said last year that he wanted a new deal with $30 million in guaranteed money. The Titans revised his contract by boosting his 2010 salary by $1.5 million to $2.05 million to convince the running back to report.
Johnson is heading into his fourth season and due to make $800,000 in base salary. The final two years of his deal can max out at roughly $2.7 million.
Part of the problem is that running backs typically are not paid as well as some of the league’s other top players. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the league’s highest-paid running back at $10.7 million. DeAngelo Williams received $21 million guaranteed from the Carolina Panthers to re-sign this offseason.
Johnson has rushed for 4,598 yards and 34 touchdowns during his three seasons. He also has caught 137 passes for 1,008 more yards and four more touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Eddie George lifted his head from some Ohio State muff to chime in that C2K needs to get his; and I concur. NFL deals are basically a series of 1-year contracts anyway; and it’s not like RBs are going to be playing for 20 years. Keeping up those grills alone is going to cost mucho dinero, so pay da man!
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