What is Chris Johnson Worth? Comparing CJ’s Contract to Other Elite RBs

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In only his second season in the NFL, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson blew past all his competition by gaining more than 2,000 rushing yards in 2009. His final total of 2006, was almost 600 yards greater than the runner-up, Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams.
Chris Johnson had already made his mark during his rookie season in 2008 when he topped the 1,000 yard barrier, rushing for 1,228 yards. So, now that he has been identified as the top running back in the league, what exactly is Johnson worth? Also, what is Johnson worth compared to the other elite backs in the NFL and what they are earning in 2010?
So far, Johnson has decided to stay away from all Titans voluntary workouts. He continues to work out on his own and is trying to keep a positive mindset as he approaches the upcoming season. He firmly wants to have his contract re-worked and feels he should be paid more in line with what his production shows him to be: top dog. After all, he was named AP NFL Off...

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