Why Chris Johnson Will Lose Even After He Gets Paid

June 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chris Johnson just ran over 2000 yards in a season and he wants to get paid. He will not show up to any work outs until he is paid like a 2000 yard rusher.
He is currently entering his third year as a pro and is still on his rookie contract which isn't paying him anywhere close to what a top three running back in the league deserves to be paid.
There is no question Johnson will eventually see a raise regardless of whether he holds out or not, but is holding out a mistake?
The only loser in this contract dispute will be Johnson if he continues to holdout.
Anytime a player decides to hold out for more money his public perception takes a hit whether it's right or wrong. He'll be placed in the same group of other holdouts like, Terrell Owens, JaMarcus Russell, and Michael Crabtree.
He'll sign a big contract after his first and possibly only 2000 yard season of his career. No other player in the history of the NFL has rushed for over 2000 yards twice.

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