It really comes as no surprise that Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has decided to hold out of training camp while he waits for a new deal. Johnson’s decision will cost him $30,000 a day thanks to terms of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Under his current contract, Johnson is scheduled to make $800,000 in 2011 with the deal maxing out at $2.7 million over the next two years.
Johnson has made three-straight Pro Bowls during his NFL career. In his three seasons in the league, Johnson has rushed for 4,598 yards and 34 touchdowns. He has added over 1,000 yards receiving and another 4 touchdowns. His best season came in 2009 when Johnson rushed for over 2,000 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The San Francisco 49ers also have a holdout on their hands with Frank Gore. Hopefully both teams and their running backs can work things out. It would be a huge blow to the Niners and Titans to be without their star running backs.