Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jun 2014

Johnathan Franklin's Career is Over

This isn't a hugely important player loss, but it is a sad one. While Eddie Lacy is on the precipice of stardom, the other running back Green Bay drafted last year, Johnathan Franklin, will probably never play again due to a neck injury sustained during a kickoff last year in Week 12. The Packers will be giving him a waived/injured designation, and in a tweet today Franklin indicated that he needs to move to the next phase of his life. I hope he invested his rookie salary well.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 19 Jun 2014

2 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2014, 6:13pm by Whatev


by justanothersteve :: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:57pm

Pretty sad as far as his career. Some people projected him to be better than Lacey. He's a smart guy and played his "senior season" as a grad student. One of his life's goals is to be mayor of LA. Maybe he can bring them a football team.

by Whatev :: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:13pm

At a price that makes sense?