Good news, Titans fans!
Chris Johnson will report to training camp on time!
That's right, folks. The 2009 NFL Offensive Player of the Year has finally come to terms with Titans owner Bud Adams to get him in uniform and on the field for 2010.
Whether or not he will have a repeat of last season and rush for 2,000 yards, no one can say for sure.
One thing we can all agree on is this is only a temporary fix to a much bigger problem.
CJ2K will get $2.5 million this season regardless of whether he breaks Eric Dickerson's rushing record or if he breaks his leg in Week 1.
The question still surrounding Johnson is what will happen after the season.
There are two scenario's that can happen:
One possibility is Tennessee has a disappointing season and Chris Johnson flops. The entire year fans will talk about how the Titans should not pay him at the end of the season.
The other scenario.
Tennessee has a successful year and make it to the playoffs. Chris Johnson runs for an impressive amount of yards. All season long Titans fans will be in a state of denial forgetting all about the inevitable controversy bound to happen at the end of the season.
Here is where we get to the topic at hand.
Titans owner Bud Adams has never been known to dish out tons of money.
Hence why it always seems like the Titans never go after the big players in the free agency that would require big bucks to sign.
The Titans always go for mediocre to somewhat decent talent so they will only have to give a mediocre contract to match.
Now, don't get me wrong here.
If Chris Johnson has an amazing year, I believe he will actually get paid. But it will still be dragged out and painful.
However, should Johnson only rush for 1,300 yards or less, still having what we would think is a decent season, good luck getting 30 to 40 million guaranteed in your next contract.
Unfortunately, this has been the story of the Titans franchise for some time now. I don't see it ending any time soon.
I am ecstatic that Chris will be going into training camp on time. I am especially happy that he will start the season on time as well.
Not for just being a Titans fan, but also because he's on my fantasy team. So, as you can imagine this is a much larger issue for me.
All jokes aside though, having CJ this season will be great.
As I have said in previous articles, he wants to be a Titan.
How much longer he will be a Titan, though, is the question.
He loves his teammates like family. His offensive line are his big brothers.
While family is a great thing, the sad part about family is it will often split up and go separate ways.
Don't be surprised if this family splits up because Grandpa Adams and little CJ can't come to an agreement.
Which of course will once again leave arguably one of the best coaches in the NFL with a mediocre team at best.
So, I say again, there are two scenario's that can happen this season.
The question is, which one?