Chris Johnson has had two great years already for the Titans, and according to Sporting News, he is already talking about being shown the money as being the highest paid back in football:
Chris Johnson has only completed two years of the five-year contract he signed with Tennessee as a rookie, but the All-Pro running back is already seeking a new deal and a hefty raise.
Johnson told the Tennessean, “I think I deserve to be the highest paid running back in the league, or even the highest paid offensive player besides the quarterback.”
In just his second NFL season, Johnson topped 2,000 rushing yards to lead the league and broke Marshall Faulk’s single-season record for total yards from scrimmage. Johnson is scheduled to make $560,000 next season but wants a raise that will push him past the Rams’ Steven Jackson, who is currently the league’s highest paid back.
Johnson’s current contract is for five years and $12 million, with $7 million guaranteed. The team has yet to discuss an extension or renegotiation with Johnson.
Johnson’s already talking about coming out and being the league MVP in 2010, and also breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record. Now we’ll see if the Titans make him happy with his demands.