CJ2k is still looking for 1k.
Chris Johnson is 14 rushing yards short of 1,000 on the season. As Florio has mentioned a few times on PFT, Johnson needs to reach 1,000 yards to avoid seeing his 2012 salary reduced by $300,000.
Gaining 14 yards would seem to be a sure thing for Johnson, but he’s not the same player he was a few years ago. Johnson rushed for only 13 yards against the Falcons in late November. Johnson has under 25 rushing yards in five games this year.
That’s a remarkable statistic and it’s not all because of Johnson’s slow start. Two of his worst games came in the second half of the year. For one-third of the games this season, Johnson has given the Titans virtually nothing on the ground.
Add it all up, and we still wonder if the Titans will reduce Johnson’s base salary all the way down to $0 by cutting him.