This is mind-boggling: Titans RB Chris Johnson told ESPN's Michael Smith in an interview he wants $30-40 million from the Titans.
If that were the total value of the contract, that would be reasonable. However, Johnson wants $30-40 guaranteed.
Those numbers would likely put the total value of a contract over $60 million depending on how it's structured.
$30-40 million guaranteed is usually reserved for elite quarterbacks and left tackles as well as the top handful of picks in the draft -- not running backs. Johnson is an elite back already just two years into his career but running backs aren't highly valued (because of their short careers) and he still has three years remaining on his current deal.
There's one thing that's for certain: Chris Johnson is not getting $30-40 million guaranteed.