Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the Houston Texans during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Chris Johnson may be overvaluing himself in free agency

Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes on fourth down in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes on fourth down in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The future of running back Chris Johnson is cloudy at best as it seems he’s overvaluing himself on the open market. There was mild interest in Johnson when he was cut loose by the Tennessee Titans earlier this month but despite the interest there has been no sight of a potential deal.

According to NFL scribe Dan Pompei, the market for Johnson is a lot lower than he apparently thinks it is and that’s causing a lot of teams to be turned off.

There has not been the same kind of rush to sign Chris Johnson as there was to sign DeSean Jackson, in part because there is a divide over what Johnson thinks his market value is and what some teams do.

It’s not surprising that Johnson is overvaluing himself as he’s always had that trait dating back to before he ran for 2,000 yards. But while he may be overvaluing himself, there is still value to be had with Johnson, hence the interest. But it’s clear that his glory days are behind him and everyone in the NFL seems to be aware of this except the Johnson himself.

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