Michael Johnson: From Finance Class to Franchise Tag

February 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

25 days still remain until NFL free agency officially begins. While many unrestricted free agents are focusing on their bodies heading into this period of organized chaos, Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is honing his mind.
At 6'7" and 275 pounds, Michael Johnson may be the most imposing figure on the Georgia Tech campus this spring. Majoring in business management, Johnson is spending his spring studying hedge funds, stocks and bonds. With the various cases of NFL players blowing through their money, it's encouraging to see one take the necessary measures to educate himself on finances.
This is particularly important for Johnson because he is entering free agency as one of the most sought after players. Hopefully that won't matter because the Bengals have the salary cap space to lure him back. If that's not enough, they'll likely place the franchise tag on him this year earning him almost $11M.
However, that's not the only reason Johnson's financial studies are pe...

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