The Tennessee Titans have had their battles with Chris Johnson.
Despite paying the running back like he’s the best in the NFL, Tennessee hasn’t always stood behind Johnson as the electric runner is oftentimes a center of controversy for the wrong reasons. Furthermore, Johnson had another so-so season in 2013 as he barely scrapped the 1,000 yards-rushing mark and reached the end zone a mere six times.
Aside from Johnson’s dip in production over the years, this running back is still raking in the cash. In 2014, Johnson is set to make $8 million as the Titans are really starting to regret having No. 28 sign on the dotted line way back in September of 2011. Luckily for Tennessee there is no hurry to release their star running back — the aforementioned $8 million doesn’t become fully guaranteed until the start of the 2014 regular season.
With that being said, Tennessee might be able to trade Johnson for a few draft picks. Heck, the Indianapolis Colts coughed up a first-round pick for Trent Richardson. Not only is Johnson more polished than Richardson, he’s also a former NFL MVP candidate, who has the ability to turn it on at any given moment.
At the end of the day: Titans new head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Jason Michael are likely to show Johnson the door before the 2014 campaign kicks off.