Thursday, September 1, 2011

Can we finally focus on football now? Thank you.

CJ's deal is done. Finally.
I have refrained from commenting, for the most part, about the Chris Johnson holdout because, frankly, I don't find contract negotiations very interesting. In this case, especially, there really hasn't been a whole lot to talk about.

The Titans and Chris Johnson have agreed on a four-year, $53.5 million extension to his current contract, in which roughly $30 million is guaranteed.

Both sides made a gigantic blunder each: The Titans insisted he come to Training Camp to get a deal done, which likely only delayed the process; and Chris Johnson didn't consider the consequences of erratic tweeting, which did nothing to help his image among the fans.

Johnson probably ought to be happy the deal got done within hours of his controversial tweets, because he completely turned the PR battle away from his favor with slightly fewer than 140 characters.

So, TGIO: Thank God It's Over. After five months of hearing about nothing but the lockout, followed by 35 days of hearing about nothing but Chris Johnson's holdout, we can finally...FINALLY...get Back to Football. ...or is it Back to Footboll?


  1. To be clear, the four-year deal is an extension of CJ's current deal which had two years remaining. He's now under contract for the next six years. Johnson turns 26 next month, and he's locked in now through the 2016 season when he will be 31 years old. It seems at this point to be a win/win situation.

  2. Semantics. Not the point of the post.

  3. I have gone back and forth on this one. I get that there's the whole business side to this, but CJ really irritated me with his combination of thug attitude and complete lack of grasp uv d inglesh words. In the end, it came down to this. I only own one Titans jersey. It's number 28. Jerseys are expensive.