As NFL training camps begin to wind down, the talk of holdouts has faded away for every player in the NFL but one prominent running back. Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans (CJ2K) has been a guy who has lit up the backfield for the last couple of seasons. In his career, he has run for almost 5,000 yards and 34 TD’s in just four seasons.
However, Johnson has not reported to training camp for new head coach Mike Munchak. He feels that his rookie contract is less money than he deserves. Last year, he re-structured his deal to get $1 million for 2010, but he is not signed for the long-term. He saw that Larry Fitzgerald got big money from the Cardinals last weekend. Now, he feels he deserves not only top running back money, but top playmaker money!
DeAngelo Williams got $21 million guaranteed by the Carolina Panthers, so why should Chris Johnson not get more money than him? However, this could mean a lost year for Tennessee if Johnson gets hurt due to the lack of OTA’s or practice reps. This scenario sounds like the same thing that happened to Jets’ CB Darelle Revis when he held out last year.
When we have the Lord, we don’t need $30 million guaranteed in his lifetime. God’s grace should be and is enough for us! This shows us that we should not worry about how much money that we make because the Lord will give us whatever we need to succeed. Paul wrote about grace to the people in Corinth. He told them “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
It makes you want to praise God knowing that you don’t need good works or $30 million guaranteed to make your way into heaven. The only thing that guarantees you into the Kingdom of Heaven is His grace through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We need to boast that we have Jesus Christ in our lives and we should want to share with people the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they can have the power of Christ rest upon them as well.