Why the Rams shouldn’t be Interested in Chris Johnson


Last Friday former Tennessee Titans Running Back Chris Johnson was released from the team. Being regarded as one of the best running backs in the game, there were a few teams that immediately looked at Johnson as soon as he became a Free Agent. St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and Johnson have history together as Johnson was drafted by the Titans while Fisher was still coaching there, and the two spent three seasons together. Although they may be familiar with each other, there are a few reasons why the Rams and coach Fisher shouldn’t be interested in signing Johnson. Probably the most obvious reason would be the price tag. It is more likely than not that the amount of money Johnson is going to want will be far out of the range that the Rams are willing to fork over. Secondly, as good of a Running Back as Johnson is, he isn’t necessarily what the rams need. Johnson is a home run hitter, he either goes long and breaks a nice 30+ yarder , or he strikes out. The Rams need consistency in the back field and a guy who can break through the line on a third down situation (which the rams see a lot of). St. Louis may have found that guy in former Vanderbilt star Zac Stacy. lastly, Johnson is turning 29 this year and is coming off of knee surgery. His health could play a big role in his productivity.

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