I remember an interview from maybe a year ago, when Negan was first introduced, and Kirkman stated that he'd be around for a while- possibly survive longer than the Governor did. This news made me happy at the time. Still does. I'm just praying that Kirkman has not changed his mind and that he decides to keep Negan around for a long while. 

Am I the only person that wants Negan to win this war? He needs to regain control of the situation and, if at all possible, I would love to see Rick become one of his henchmen; an enforcer of sorts.