Was Larry Johnson's contract worth it?

From the diaries. -- Chris

Hi cross state football fans. This is Ryan, aka VanRam, from SBNation's Rams site, TurfShowTimes.

No, I'm not here to talk smack about the prestigious Governor's Cup. I'm here with a question about a certain RB's hefty contract.

Steven Jackson's current contract is set to expire after this season, and there's a debate emerging as to whether or not he's worth the kind of $$ he'll likely command. Larry Johnson's contract from 2007 is the most obvious comparison, so I wanted to gauge fan opinion about the deal.

Do you feel that LJ's contract was worth it? Clearly there was no way to know that he'd suffer a season ending injury, but that's always a risk in football. A contract like that will impact a team's salary cap quite a bit. Do you still feel it's justified given the other needs the team has to address? Anyone here share some of the theory explored in this article that team's shouldn't tie up resources in a star running back?

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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