According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Tennessee Titans will have a tough decision to make once this season is over. Running back Chris Johnson is due to make $10 million next season and $9 million of that money becomes guaranteed days after the 2013 waiver period begins. If they decide to cut him, they would only have to pay him $1 million instead of the full $10 million.
“Per a source with knowledge of Johnson’s contract, Johnson has a $10 million base salary in 2013. Of that amount, $9 million becomes fully guaranteed if Johnson is still on the roster on the fifth day of the 2013 waiver period, which launches in the days after the Super Bowl. (Until then, the money is guaranteed for injury only.)
“And so, at some point in the first week after the Super Bowl, the Titans will have to make an up-or-down decision on Johnson, with $10 million hanging in the balance,” wrote Florio.
If Johnson continues to be a disappointment for the remainder of this season, I don’t see a reason why the Titans shouldn’t just cut their losses and move on.