Report: No way Rams, Trumaine Johnson will reach long-term deal

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Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson will apparently play for $16.7 million this season, then hit free agency next year.

The Rams and Johnson aren’t close on talks about a long-term deal and won’t get a deal done, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Johnson signed the franchise tender and said he’s happy in Los Angeles, so there’s no reason to believe the two sides being far apart is causing any animosity. It’s just a matter of Johnson thinking he can make more by hitting free agency next year than the Rams are offering him now.

This is the second consecutive year that Johnson got the franchise tag, meaning he’ll get true unrestricted free agency next year. Under NFL rules, franchising Johnson for a third time next year would require the Rams to guarantee him at least $24 million for the 2018 season, which would be prohibitively expensive. So Johnson is one season away from getting to shop his services to the entire league.

19 responses to “Report: No way Rams, Trumaine Johnson will reach long-term deal

  1. Rams seem to make the worst player decisions, and dont know how to keep a team together. There has been some serious talent come through that team in the last 5 years and they have nothing to show for it.

  2. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jun 27, 2017 12:20 PM
    So reporting the contrary would be Falsemaine then?

    What’s up with the crazy names these parents give their kids nowadays? What’s wrong with ‘Steve’ or ‘Mike’? Oh wait, I know what it is…
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    Well I’m sure their family would have preferred keeping their ancestral name but something happened between the 1600s and late 1800s that prevented that.

    Can we please get off people’s names already. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the name Trumaine.

  3. If he’s really that good then he’ll make more money in FA and be playing for a better team.

  4. I don’t believe this is about money! I think it is about wanting to win and not playing for a morbid, losing franchise. He will probably go somewhere to win (like Jenkins) and get paid accordingly. Look at the other entities owned by Kroenke and you don’t see any hope of winning there, either.

  5. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted

    What’s up with the crazy names these parents give their kids nowadays? What’s wrong with ‘Steve’ or ‘Mike’? Oh wait, I know what it is…

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    It’s actually an Old English name for Truman, but hey racism works too.

  6. I’d say he played his cards well. Makes $16.7 mill this year and tests free agency next year. With the Ram’s 4-12 record which was good for 5th worst he’ll probably go to a better team next year.

  7. “What’s up with the crazy names these parents give their kids nowadays? What’s wrong with ‘Steve’ or ‘Mike’? Oh wait, I know what it is…”
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    “Nowadays” in this case meaning “in the last quarter century.” The guy is 27 and has had this name for his whole life–he’s not some infant in the nursery.

    And why does it bother you what his name is? If his name was Steve that would impact whether the Rams should pay him more?

  8. Trumaine Johnson is a very good CB. He isn’t Revis or Sherman, but he is a very good CB. Great size, ball skills, athleticism, and a good hitter. Very good player. Guess they tied all their money up on Austin.

  9. bam5239 says:
    Jun 27, 2017 1:58 PM
    pftthoughtpolicemostwanted

    What’s up with the crazy names these parents give their kids nowadays? What’s wrong with ‘Steve’ or ‘Mike’? Oh wait, I know what it is…

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    It’s actually an Old English name for Truman, but hey racism works too.
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    Please take a second to explain why you think what I said is racist. But before you do, please look up the word ‘racism’ to make sure you have the definition correct. You guys are the ones injecting race into this. I’d rag on a white guy’s parents too if his name something stupid like Trumaine.

    I am firmly of the opinion some of these guys have ridiculous names. If you disagree, so be it. Get over it and move on.

    Also, I’d like to thank PFT for actually posing something of mine. The last time I tried to post something, it was to point out that the vast majority of the players in an NFL locker room are severely intolerant of gays but my post was deleted.

  10. The Rams will always suck the suckiest of all the suckers. No matter, they can use the first pick next year to get another player that will suck with them too.

  11. What’s up with the crazy names these parents give their kids nowadays? What’s wrong with ‘Steve’ or ‘Mike’? Oh wait, I know what it is…

    _______

    It’s actually an Old English name for Truman, but hey racism works too.
    _______________________________________

    Please take a second to explain why you think what I said is racist. But before you do, please look up the word ‘racism’ to make sure you have the definition correct. You guys are the ones injecting race into this. I’d rag on a white guy’s parents too if his name something stupid like Trumaine.

    I am firmly of the opinion some of these guys have ridiculous names. If you disagree, so be it. Get over it and move on.

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    If you know what is it and it’s not racism, what is it?

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