When Will Talks Elevate?
The Tennessee Titans’ contract discussions, or lack thereof (according to whom you talk to), with superstar running back Chris Johnson, are at a peculiar standstill.
While the Titans revealed their plans to reward the East Carolina product as the highest-paid running back in the NFL, those near the holdout speedster note he should be inked as one of the top stars in the league – not just for running backs, sources aware of the scenario per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
At the moment, the Titans have not made any proposals to the NFL’s premiere big-play back.
According to Johnson, Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt has not made him an offer:
“Maybe they talked, but I guarantee we never received any offer,” Johnson told The Tennessean.
Johnson said last year that he desired a new contract with $30 million in guaranteed cash. The Titans revised his contract by amplifying his 2010 salary by $1.5 million to $2.05 million to sway the running back to show.
The electrifying playmaker is entering his fourth season and is scheduled to earn $800,000 in base salary. The final two years of his deal can max out at around $2.7 million.