The Official Chris Johnson Holdout Thread

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by 24, Jul 27, 2011.

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How big a contract should CJ receive?

  1. Pay him top playmaker money.

    11.8%
  2. Make him the highest-paid RB.

    66.2%
  3. Give him an increase to the put him among the top 5 RBs.

    15.4%
  4. Make him honor his current contract or trade him.

    6.6%
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  1. 24

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    I didn't see another thread on this. If there is, someone can delete it. Basically, we may be in this for the long haul if don't pony up more than $8 million per year. DeAngelo Williams signed for 5 years, $43 million. I would expect CJ to ask for 5 years, $50 million. I don't mind paying that much per year, but considering the shelf life of RBs, 5 years may be too long. I personally would like it if we signed him for 3 years, at ~$9 million per year. He turns 26 in September.
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  2. Big Time Titan

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    I say give him a 3 year $30 Million deal. Both sides win. Or a 4 year $40 Million deal. Either way he's earned it.
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  3. JCBRAVE

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    That rule doesn't apply to Chris Johnson. He's so shifty nobody ever gets a good shot on him. The one time he was too hurt to play, it was because he was down and had his foot twisted off by savages. If he shows up for anything less than $60M, that'd be great!
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  4. xpmar9x

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    $45 mil over 4 years. $11.25 per year, which I believe makes him the highest paid RB per year. His deal will expire at the age of 29, which is when RBs start to lose a step.

    Get the deal done and get him in camp already.
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  5. TorontoTitanFan

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    You pay your best players. The Titans need to come in with a big offer and show Johnson that he's a priority and that they plan on making him very rich. If they lowball, I think they are in for a long holdout.

    I think a deal can be reached that is fair for both sides. I don't think it will take a "history deal" or anything like that to get it done. CJ will get a lot of money, but it won't cripple the Titans. They have the money to spend. Look at it this way: Vince Young's ridiculously high salary can move over to CJ, a far more deserving player.

    Johnson has 3-5 more years of top production in him, probably. A 4-5 year deal sounds good. Front-load it if you want and make it easy to cut him if he becomes ineffective down the road.
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  6. pettso

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    CJ takes just as many big hits as power RBs. Every time he doesn't score a TD or run out of bounds, he's getting hit. He may not get as meany head-on collisions but the ones he gets do more damage to his body. That and he's been overworked to death over the past 2 years. CJ has probably 2 years of being a premium RB left and another 2-3 of being an average to above average back.

    I'd be fine with a 5 year 48-50 million deal or a 4 year 40-43 million deal. Either way, he deserves to get paid and the Titans will pay him. He's been a good teammate, he's stayed out of trouble, produced on the field and hasn't been injury prone.
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  7. 2ToneBlueBlood

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    CJ took a lot of hits last year. They tried to pound him in goal line situations and he's not a power type back. I put taht all on Fisher. That being said, I don't think he has as much wear and tear on him as his touches might lead one to believe. In his first 2 years he was ellusive and hard to get a good hit on for opposing defenses. I think we need to lock him up for at least 5 years. He definitely deserves it and I think the Titans FO realizes that. They promised him last year they'd redo his contract if he'd come to camp and he did.
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  8. USAF_Titans7

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    CJ has proved himself as a top RB in the entir NFL. He deserves to be poaid like a top RB as well.

    We need to get him some help outwide with Hasselbeck under center now to help take some of the beating off of his body to use his production for a while to come.

    Tennessee needs to stop being greedy and pay the man!
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  9. Jwill1919

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    long holdout = serious injury.
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  10. RavensShallBurn

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    Give him a 3 year/$28mil deal... $30 mil max. Then let him walk in 2014.

    Unfortunately the Panthers are morons and gave DeAngelo a 5 year/$43mil deal, so we're looking at a 5 year/$55mil deal with $30mil guaranteed.
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