Titans RB Chris Johnson Wants $30-40M Guaranteed

ESPN's Michael Smith spent some time with Tennessee Titans All-Pro running back Chris Johnson this week, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Johnson has told Smith that he wants between $30 and $40 million dollars in guaranteed money on his next contract.

Schefter's tweet suggests that more information will be available during NFL Live at 12:30am ET on ESPN. Presumably, Smith's full interview with Johnson, who Smith says is mindful of when he needs to report to training camp to avoid losing an accrued season, should appear on some WWL platform in the near future.

Johnson's 2008 NFL Draft classmate Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders received $26 million dollars in guaranteed money on his rookie contract, but only St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson has cracked the $20M guaranteed barrier in a long-term contract extension. (Jackson received $20.5M in 2008)

As underpaid as Johnson is, it's hard to justifying paying $30-40 million dollars in guaranteed money for any running back, especially one as slightly built as Johnson, who touched the ball over 400 times last season.

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