Running Back Chris Johnson has made a deal with the Tennessee Titans for $30 Million guaranteed and $53 total. For the past three seasons Johnson has led the NFL in yards rushing but was only going to earn $1.065 million this season. Looking for a new deal, Johnson refused to report to camp missing the entire pre-season.
Johnson clashed with critics on Twitter who called him greedy:
But he has finally put the drama behind him with this contract extension.
“He’ll sign tomorrow and take his physical and be ready to start practicing,” Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said Thursday night before Tennessee played New Orleans in a final preseason game. “It was a tough negotiation, but both sides gave some and we got it done.”
Johnson ran for 2,0006 yards in 2009 and became only the sixth man in NFL history to surpass 2,000 yards in a season.