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#pounditFriday, February 23, 2024

Chris Johnson: ‘No way’ I’ll take pay cut to stay with Titans

Chris Johnson TitansDon’t expect Chris Johnson to give the Tennessee Titans a hometown discount to stay with them beyond the season.

CJ1K hasn’t been the same dynamic player since holding out prior to the 2011 season. Though the Titans running back eventually signed a 4-year, $53 million deal with $30 million guaranteed before that season, he’s in danger of being cut by the team because he is set to make $8 million next season. Would Johnson consider taking a pay cut to increase the likelihood that the Titans bring him back?

“No way,” he said via The Tennessean.

Johnson then explained that he felt his dropoff in production is due to circumstances.

“I don’t feel like it’s all my fault. It’s a team effort.”

Ha, good one, Chris. This guy has consistently been blaming his offensive line for his struggles the past few seasons. If that’s the reason for his problems, then isn’t he telling us he’s not too special of a player?

Remember when there was all that talk about who’s better between him and Adrian Peterson? Peterson had full-on knee surgery and is still better. That’s a joke of a discussion now, and it’s funny that CJ1K thought he was better than All Day back then.

Johnson’s feelings also don’t seem to be too hurt about not being with the Titans next year. A fan tweeted this note to him:

“You shouldn’t take a pay cut. The Titans also 100% should cut you. You aren’t the same player & a horrible teammate.”

I don’t know what “ralph level” is, but obviously he’s not too bothered by the criticism.

Johnson must be smoking bigger blunts than this one if he thinks he’s going to make more than like $6 million on the open market. Why would someone pay him big money? He’s not a game-changer anymore.


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