DeAngelo Williams Gets Paid; What Does it Mean for CJ2K?

You better believe that Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and his agent have been keeping close tabs on what happens with DeAngelo Williams. They have to be pretty pumped that DeAngelo agreed to terms today on a deal that will keep him with the Carolina Panthers and pay him $21 million guaranteed over 5 years. Williams is a very good running back, but he is no Chris Johnson. That is probably the first thing CJ's agent told Mike Reinfeldt after the deal was announced.

So what does that mean for the Titans and Johnson? It means that CJ isn't taking $21 million guaranteed or less over 5 years, and from his standpoint he absolutely shouldn't. Williams has been in the league 5 years and only has two 1,000 yard rushing seasons. His highest total was 1,515 yards back in 2008. CJ had a "down" year last year and finished with 1,364.

The flip side of that from the Titans is going to say that he and DeAngelo have the exact same yards per carry (5.0) over the course of their career, so CJ should be willing to take the same money, but that doesn't change the fact that they are going to have to give him that money.

At the end of the day we still know that the Titans don't have any choice but to pay Chris Johnson this year.  He deserves to be paid, and it is pretty clear at this point that he won't be in Nashville until he gets paid.

I think eventually a deal in the area of 5 years and $25 million guaranteed ultimately gets done between the Titans and CJ. I just hope that happens sooner rather than later.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Music City Miracles

You must be a member of Music City Miracles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Music City Miracles. You should read them.

Join Music City Miracles

You must be a member of Music City Miracles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Music City Miracles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker