Just two years ago, Chris Johnson was arguably the best back in football. He has held out of training camps and petitioned to be one of the highest paid players in the NFL. Well this year Chris Johnson got his wish. He was rewarded with a lucrative contract for his position with a lot of guaranteed money. However Johnson has not shown up to play. Well in body, but not spiritually.
Johnson looks so uninspired playing football this year. Despite his lack of productivity, the Titans are winning games. But things would be so much easier if he were his usual explosive step. I think I summed it up best when I wrote this piece earlier in the year. From what I have seen in my lifetime as a player, coach, and fan, guys who get paid in the off-season or during hold outs usually never perform well into that contract. The guys who get paid mid season while they are performing well; usually continue to perform well because they are prepared for the season.