Once upon a time, Chris Johnson rushed for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. But that accomplishment seems like it happened such a long time ago now. Especially when you consider that through 16 games this season, CJ hasn't even rushed for 1,000 yards yet. Tough luck, right? Er, yeah, you could say that. But things are going to get even tougher for the Titans running back if he fails to rush for 14 yards on Sunday against the Texans. That's because in the new contract that he signed in September, there's a clause that was inserted that states that CJ's salary for 2012 will drop from $8 million to $7.7 million if he fails to rush for 1000 yards this season.
So, in order to prevent that from happening, CJ needs 14 yards to push himself over the 1000-yard mark. It should be simple enough. Except that CJ has struggled mightily in a lot of games this season. We still think he'll get it. But we also wouldn't be blown away if he didn't. Good luck, kid. $300,000 is a lot of money.
[via Black Sports Online]
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