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Twitter reacts to the David Johnson holdout

David Johnson is holding out of the Arizona Cardinals mandatory minicamp and fans around the league don’t seem to understand why.

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It appears it was not, in fact an injury that held David Johnson out of the final two voluntary organized team activities last week.

No, instead it seems we have a good ol’ fashioned holdout on our hands as the Arizona Cardinals star running back will not be attending mandatory mini-camp per Adam Schefter:

The responses to David Johnson holding out are not surprising in the least, as fans most of the time tend to side with management and don’t understand the reasoning for such actions.

What some of the fans may be missing is what good friend of the site Coximus had to say:

This is actually ideal for the Cardinals to get David Johnson under contract and control this season so that they don’t go into a feud over money the next several seasons.

With a contract this offseason, you set the market, because if things go well this year with DJ, the market is going to be $12+ million a year, or more likely a franchise tag.

This gives the Cardinals a shot to get Johnson under contract for around or even under $10 million a season, on a four year deal that allows him to be compensated well, but also push money into 2019 and beyond, when the Cardinals are likely to have plenty.

The outrage, maybe it will prove to be accurate, but for now, it just seems over the top.