So with the Titans and running back Chris Johnson still at an impasse regarding his value, the next step could involve some other team paying Johnson what he’s worth.
Per a league source, a trade request could be coming soon from Johnson.
The Titans surely will claim they won’t trade him. But if there’s a team or two that will pay him what he wants, that team or two possibly would be willing to give the Titans a modern-day Herschel Walker-style package.
That said, teams likely will be far less willing to part with first-round draft picks now than the Vikings were 22 years ago, thanks to the brand-new rookie wage scale. For more on that aspect of the situation, which will apply whenever any veteran is available via trade, here’s a sliver of today’s PFT Live.