Examining the Chris Johnson Holdout, and Who’s Side to Take

June 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If the Chris Johnson holdout wasn't national news then it certainly is now. An exclusive interview by ESPN with Johnson outlined his frustration with the Titans over his current contract that currently only calls for him to make $550,000 next season.
Johnson told ESPN that, "I wanna be one of the highest paid offensive players in the league."
Johnson did come this close to setting the single-season rushing record last season, but those are strong words. The Titans do have to re-work his contract because he did obviously out play that contract, but demanding to be the highest paid offensive player in the league is pushing it.
There are players that had to put in their time and prove on a consistent basis that they weren't a one-hit wonder. It's happened before and the Titans have to protect themselves to some degree.
On his twitter page, Johnson has said, "Its like how u expect ur players to give they all and put their bodies on the line when you not willing to give ...

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