Should the Chiefs trade Johnson?
February, 15, 2007
Jason Whitlock, one of the two great columnists for the Kansas City Star, makes an interesting -- some would argue unthinkable -- case today: He thinks the Chiefs should consider trading Larry Johnson. "Three years ago, when the Chargers made [LaDainian] Tomlinson the richest running back in the history of the league with a $60 million contract and $20 million in guaranteed bonuses," Whitlock writes, "here's what the Chargers' team president was quoted saying about L.T.: 'LaDainian represents everything you want from a player. He is our role model. Every young player should aspire to be like L.T., the way he carries himself on and off the field. He has demonstrated he can do and will do what it takes to be a winner and to be the best.' "Could Carl Peterson say that about L.J. with a straight face?"