By now you have probably heard that Tennessee’s owner and GM—Bud Adams and Ruston Webster—will be awfully busy in early February, and it won’t be deciding which Super Bowl shindigs to attend in New Orleans.
They will have five days after the Super Bowl to decide whether or not to pick up the $9 million guaranteed they will owe All-Pro running back Chris Johnson for remaining on the roster.
That’s very similar to the dilemma thousands of employers face in America when millions of their employees suddenly catch the dreaded Super Bowl Flu. The populations of Georgia, Houston, Wisconsin, New England, Northern California and the Rocky Mountain region will be particularly vulnerable this Super Bowl Flu season.
Although Johnson has not recaptured the glory of the 2,000-yard rushing performance in 2009 that earned him the CJ2K moniker, teams will line up around the block if Tennessee kicks him to the curb.
Which have the most to offer?