Chris Johnson Ends Holdout, Four Year $53.5 million Extension

Joined Oct 4, 2010
[h1]Johnson, Titans agree on four-year, $53.5 million extension[/h1]

Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans have found common ground.

The team reached an agreement Thursday with its franchise running back on a four-year, $53.5 million contract extension, $30 million of which is guaranteed.

The Titans confirmed the team had agreed to terms on the revised deal.

Johnson has led the NFL in yards rushing the past three seasons and refused to report to the camp without a new deal. The 24th pick overall in the 2008 draft out of East Carolina, Johnson became only the sixth man in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in 2009 when he ran for 2,006 yards.

The Tennessean first reported the deal.

The Titans (2-1) wrap up the preseason Thursday night at New Orleans, but Tennessee's season opener is Sept. 11 at Jacksonville. With new coach Mike Munchak, having the running back on the team for the entire season was crucial for Tennessee coming off a 6-10 season.

Tennessee wanted Johnson to at least have a few days of practice with new quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in a revised offense with coordinator Chris Palmer. The only other running back with any NFL carries is Javon Ringer with 59 in his career, and he has been hurt most of the preseason. Rookie Jamie Harper from Clemson started the past two preseason games for Tennessee.


For all that money they're paying him, CJ better have himself a 3,000 yard season. Welcome back though.


Joined Nov 18, 2007
Amazing that he fell to 4-6 in most fantasy drafts because of the hold out. As if he wasnt going to sign.

Well deserved.
Joined Dec 1, 2009
def. deserved it....dont blame him at all, totally should have held out....last bug contract he will sign....F the haters.....CJ2K is back..bleedat
Joined Nov 24, 2006
As a RB in the NFL and a RB who has proven himself over and over I can't hate one bit. Go get ya money CJ.
*Just hope he doesn't turn out like LJ did after he signed his big deal. Of course he was running behind possibly the worst O line of all time.* 
Joined May 22, 2010
adrian peterson is a free agent next year, and you know he saw this deal

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