Keim's words read much less balanced and though he is carrying a contract with further guaranteed money that isn't going to be a primary factor in determining if he returns. That said, Keim gave the party line as it relates to evaluating all "core" players and their role on the team going forward, but was quick to mention his desire to bring Larry Fitzgerald back for his 17th season. Money aside, it would be no shock should the Cardinals elect to move on from Johnson, his recent injury struggles and lost dynamic. Johnson hasn't averaged greater than 4.0 ypc. since 2016, his sophomore year, when he amassed 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns. In 2019 Johnson has only mustered 336 yards and two touchdowns along with 35 receptions, 366 yards and another four touchdowns. With three games remaining, the Cardinals are looking for him to continue to compete and recapture some of his early-career dynamic. Simply put, Johnson is playing to keep his job. Johnson is DLF's RB22 and his value continues to decline.