CJ is currently signed to a five-year, $12 million contract. The deal includes $7 million guaranteed. 2009: $385,000, 2010: $550,000, 2011: $800,000, 2012: $960,000, 2013: Free Agent
Chris Johnson is about to be one of the most underpaid guys in the NFL. He has season-making, singular talent, and Reinfeldt/Fisher should get a lot of credit for drafting him where they did, locking him in at such a phenomenal 5 year price, and developing him the way they have.
Chris Johnson is under contract and there are certainly more pressing needs - KB53 - but the Titans would be bat shit, foil hat crazy not to re-sign him now to a better deal now before his value becomes too much to bear in the coming years. I'm not saying he will or that he should, but we would be lucky if he didn't holdout in 2010. I love that goofy bastard, and he will have people chirping in his ear all spring about how much he is worth. One of those voices should be coming out of the Titans front office.