Report: David Johnson expected to have contract extension before season

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David Johnson missed 15 games last season after injuring his wrist on his 17th touch in the season opener. It has not changed his value to the Cardinals.

The running back is worth more than the $1.88 million in base salary he is scheduled to make this season. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media expects Johnson to have a contract extension before the start of the season, with Johnson and his representation considering, “What’s our number? What do we want to get?”

Both sides have incentive to do a deal with Johnson entering the final year of his contract.

Johnson, 26, led the league with 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns in 2016.

He missed practice time this week with an undisclosed injury that isn’t serious.

9 responses to “Report: David Johnson expected to have contract extension before season

  1. Why? He only played two full seasons.
    Seems like it’s better to get drafted out of round one because teams then can’t control you forever and you can get your big deal early.

  2. patbutler87 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    Why? He only played two full seasons.
    Seems like it’s better to get drafted out of round one because teams then can’t control you forever and you can get your big deal early.

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    Ya, out of 3. Every RB will deal with an injury at one point or another, look at Lev Bell. David Johnson is a Hall of Fame caliber talent, Arizona would be smart to lock him up. Just in his first two seasons he put up more TDs than Lev Bell did in 4 and has 33TDs in his first 31 career games, only two other backs in the history of the NFL have ever done that and they are both in the hall of fame, Gale Sayers and Jim Brown. Johnson also broke both Marcus Allen’s and Barry Sanders record with 15 straight games of 100+YDs from scrimmage, LT and Faulk never even did that. Arizona would be smart to lock him up now @ a team friendly lower price rather than wait until after the season ends, he’s a free-agent and has them by the short hairs. Forcing them to pay up or enter a Lev Bell situation where they need to franchise him.

  3. “Both sides have incentive to do a deal with Johnson entering the final year of his contract.”
    or
    “Both sides have incentive to do a deal, with Johnson entering the final year of his contract.”
    or
    “Both sides have incentive to do a deal with Johnson, entering the final year of his contract.”

    Punctuation is an excellent cure for sloppy writing; you might want to pay attention to it now and then.

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