Titans running back Chris Johnson took to Twitter this morning to say his talks with the team were “at a standstill.”
Given more than 140 characters to elaborate, and Johnson said he still doesn’t know if he has a future with the Titans.
“People I know, and people I don’t know, they all ask me: Are you going to be back with the Titans? What are they going to do?” Johnson said to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “I get it 15-20 times a day at least. And honestly, I don’t know. I don’t know what they are going to do.”
Johnson said he thought the decision about his future was “in God’s hands,” but it’s probably got more to do with new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt and General Manager Ruston Webster at this point.
The numbers don’t look good for him at the moment, as he’s supposed to make $8 million next year, after posting a career-low 1,077 yards last season. So when the Titans officials talk about the “evaluation process,” it puts the star back in an uncomfortable position.
“It is kind of weird, to be honest, not knowing what is going to happen. It is kind of like a waiting game,” Johnson said. “It is just different, . . . I have never been through a situation like this. Other years there have been questions about whether they would keep me, but this year we really know it is a decision they have to make. So it is kind of weird.
“But I am trying not to stay too focused on it. Still, it is in the back of my head because I don’t know what is going to go on.”
Johnson’s still recovering from knee surgery, and the fact he hasn’t talked to Whisenhunt yet can’t be considered a good sign.
But until God or the Titans say so, he’s waiting to hear like the rest of us.