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Johnson deal good news for Hillis

Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: September 1, 2011 2:48 pm
 
So Chris Johnson scores $30 million in guaranteed money, making him a happy camper. That's good news for the running back, and I don't just mean Chris Johnson. I mean Cleveland's Peyton Hillis.

He's in the market for a new contract, too, though, unlike Johnson, he's gone to camp and kept talks off the radar. But there's no question he deserves a new deal and, after what happened to Johnson, there's no question he deserves to break the bank, too.

Look, I'm not going to argue that Hillis is another Chris Johnson because he's not. But I will argue that he's as valuable to his team.

He scored more touchdowns last season than Johnson, had a better yards-per-carry average and finished fewer than 200 yards behind the Tennessee star -- all that after not starting the season at Cleveland's No. 1 back. In fact, he didn't join the starting lineup until the third week.

Tennessee was 6-10, with Johnson producing 33 percent of the offense and 30 percent of the scores. Cleveland was 5-11, with Hillis producing 36 percent of the offense and 45 percent of the scores. Just saying.

Yeah, OK, so Johnson was Tennessee's leading receiver with 44 catches. Big deal. Hillis had 61 on a team that played half the season with rookie Colt McCoy at quarterback.

All I'm saying is that, like Johnson, Peyton Hillis deserves a pay raise. I don't know how much, but I do know that after what Johnson just got whatever Hillis is seeking may not be enough.

Johnson is one of the game's premier backs. We all know that. But Hillis was one of its premier performers last season, and if he weren't he wouldn't be the cover boy for Madden 12.

Anyway, Johnson's deal is good news for Hillis. His value just went up.






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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:52 pm
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:34 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:45 am
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: September 3, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis

Hillis has to have another similar season to be considered a top RB. Otherwise he's Olandis Gary.



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis

Sounds like the person who wrote the article about
Chris Johnson is working for Peyton Hillis agent. LOL
I have both of these players on one of my fantasy
football teams.  Glad I'm not paying either of them.



Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: September 2, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis




Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:35 am
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis

Hillis didn't get 61 catches despite Jake Delhomme and Colt McCoy. He got 61 catches BECAUSE of Jake Delhomme and Colt McCoy. They couldn't hit anybody downfield all season, so a lot of their pass plays ended in check-downs to Hillis.

Also, half-seriously, Hillis' being on the cover of Madden 12 is reason enough to not give him a raise. We all know how Madden covers end up. 



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:16 am
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis

I agree with ocknightmare*




Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:14 am
 

Johnson deal good news for Hillis

Agreed


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