Chris Johnson reacted fiercely to Greg Olsen’s comment about how tight ends need more respect. Here’s what he said:
Former running back Chris Johnson feels running backs deserve much more respect and higher salaries as well compared to tight ends:
“Imagine how RBs feel”: Chris Johnson claims running backs need more respect
Here is what the former NFL athlete commented:
Running backs want their respect, too 👀
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) June 29, 2021
Johnson indicates how the running backs are one of the most active players on the field. For instance, they have to run, catch, block and take the hits as well.
This indicates how Johnson is frustrated by this. Along with him, Atlanta Falcons running back Mike Davis also spoke out against the issue.
What happened to the former Titans running back?
Johnson, a first-round pick by the Titans in the 2008 NFL Draft officially retired back in 2018. After retirement, he completed a College Degree from East Carolina University.
He has a total of 9,651 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns in his career. He retired by signing a 1 day deal with the Tennessee Titans.
Why did Greg Olsen say that tight ends need more respect?
On a recent podcast, Olsen fired out saying tight ends need more status in the NFL. He basically highlighted tight ends have to do the same as:
“A $15 million left tackle has to do and run the same routes against the same guy that a $15 million wide receiver has to run routes against, and they’re going to pay us $7 million”
Both Johnson and Mike Davis lashed out against this replying that running backs have even more to do and still receive lower salaries.