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Chris Johnson's Contract Shows Chiefs' Jamaal Charles Is A Bargain

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RB Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans finally agreed on a contract extension that will pay the running back $53.5 million in new money and between $55-56 million overall in the next six years. The extension includes $30 million in guaranteed money.

This makes the deal RB Jamaal Charles signed with the Chiefs look like a bargain. (Of course, we have to include the caveat that these contract numbers can be interpreted in so many ways because of some of the funny language in there.)

Charles signed a five-year, $32.5 million extension last December that included $13 million guaranteed. Charles' average per year is reportedly around $5.4 million while it appears Johnson is getting about $9.5 million per year. 

Which deal is better?

The Chiefs got the better end of this, I think. Charles didn't hold out at all and they got him at a cheaper rate. I don't think you can say Johnson is that much better than Charles, if he's better at all.