RB Chris Johnson expressed frustration on Twitter earlier this week after some fans were questioning him because he was holding out of training camp in protest of his contract. Those fans can now relax as Johnson and the Titans have finally agreed on a new contract.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean has the numbers: four-year extension worth $53.5 million and $30 million guaranteed. That puts his total deal, including the final two years on his rookie contract, at six years and between $55-56 million.
The Titans said they were willing to make Johnson the highest paid running back in the game while Johnson reportedly thought he should be paid among the highest paid players, regardless of position, in the game.
The new deal seems like a win-win for both sides. Johnson gets his guaranteed money, $30 million, while the Titans retain his rights at a manageable level. Johnson is clearly among the elite running backs in the league and this contract reflects that.
Johnson will now report to Titans training camp on the day of their final preseason game and 10 days before the start of the regular season.
Check out SB Nation's Music City Miracles for more details on the contract.