Chad Johnson has been out of football for over a year now, his life has played out in public light, the good and the bad but that hasn’t stopped the former Cincinnati Bengal from wanting to come back to play.
Johnson sat down recently with the Cincinnati Enquire, in the interview which touched all the bases Johnson said “Cin-cin-nati. What I wouldn’t do to run out of that tunnel one more time. Those are good times.” Johnson obviously has fond memories here in Cincinnati having spent 10 seasons wearing the orange and black.
Chad Johnson has been out of football for the last season and a half sparking speculation that he may retire. He hasn’t suited up since the 2012 Miami Dolphins training camp so one has to think his gig at CBS may be his best future. But at 35 Johnson maybe in the best condition of his life. Don’t believe me? Watch this.
He has said he has no plans to retire. In fact he is hoping the Cincinnati Bengals and owner Mike Brown are willing to give him one more shot at running out of the tunnel into Paul Brown Stadium one more time. That is likely not going to happen, a one day contract something the Bengals never do has a better chance of happening.
Johnson recorded 751 receptions for 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns. Stout numbers for a receiver that had to deal with a revolving door of quarterbacks for a few seasons.
At the end of the day Chad Johnson was a solid football player, Cincinnati loved Chad, Chad loved Cincinnati. All good relationships have rough spots but doesn’t everyone get another shot? The Bengals as an organization should give him another shot. Johnson would be a good #3 receiver and a great compliment to AJ Green.
Give him a shot Mike, what’s the worst that could happen.