Multiple reports this week have suggested that, with the Titans’ offseason workouts scheduled to get underway on Monday, resolution on the Chris Johnson situation will come before then, in the form of a trade or release. And it sounds like his agent is preparing for that reality as well. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt, agent Joel Segal admitted that Johnson’s time in Tennessee is probably over.
“I had some communications with the Titans management today,” Segal said. “I think it’s a matter of time before Chris won’t be with the Titans. I just don’t know when.”
Asked if he expects a trade or if the Titans are more likely to simply cut the former 2,000-yard rusher, Segal joked that after he was wrong about what to expect for DeSean Jackson, another one of his clients, he’s not going to make any predictions on Johnson. Still, as we saw with Jackson, when rumors began to suggest that a player is expected to be dealt or cut, it’s hard to find any value for that player on the trade market.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com suggested yesterday that the Jets should be among the most serious suitors for the Titans running back, if and when he hits the open market.