I think Chris Johnson has a much stronger case for a new contract than Darrelle Revis. Since Johnson stepped on the field he has been balling.
Hopefully he won’t pull the “diva” move that Revis did with his fake “headache,” but there is something I think NFL players need to understand.
They are in a union.
They shouldn’t be upset with their teams — they should be upset with the Players Association for not getting them guaranteed contracts.
I have no problem with the Jets or Titans position. I believe that both Johnson and Revis are underpaid, but these are the contracts they signed … and in reality, if their respective teams don’t want to renegotiate with them, that is their decision.
For every Revis and Johnson there is a JaMarcus Russell who stole money from the Raiders.
You hear this argument a lot:
“It isn’t fair they can cut us at any time, but they won’t pay us if we outperform our contract.”
While that makes logical sense, from a legal standpoint it isn’t a valid argument, because once again, this was collectively bargained by the Players Union.
I do feel for players who are obviously stuck in a bad contract situation, but their angst is directed at the wrong individuals.
Blame your union, not the teams.