Relax, fantasy football fans. Your first round pick is going to be on the field come Week 1.
RB Chris Johnson, one of the league's top fantasy football players, has agreed to a four-year extension that will pay him $53.5 million in new money and $30 million guaranteed.
He was holding out from his rookie contract and hadn't reported to Titans training camp and some people thought he would be willing to hold out into the regular season if the two sides couldn't agree to a deal. This caused his value in fantasy football leagues to drop a little bit. You don't want your first round pick missing the start of the season.
But now Johnson has his new deal and he'll be on the field for the Titans in Week 1. The fantasy question becomes how his new deal will affect his production.
Ideally, it doesn't affect it at all but you have to wonder how the money will affect Johnson. He's been seeking a new deal for over a year and now that he's finally got it, will he take his foot off the gas a little bit? Fantasy football folks will be wondering that and we'll find out when the 2011 NFL season starts in 10 days.
Check out Music City Miracles to see what Titans fans are saying about the new deal.