- Chad Johnson retired from football in 2011 following a lengthy career in the NFL
- That doesn’t keep him from flashing his skills against current NFL talent
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Chad Johnson retired from the NFL in 2011 after a 11-year career.
Over that time, the wideout played with two teams, spending 10 of his 11 seasons in Cincinnati. Over that decade, he was one of the most prolific pass catchers in the league.
Johnson led the NFL in receiving in 2006. He recorded seven different 1,000-yard seasons. He made the Pro Bowl six times. During his time in Cincy, he was a star.
The second-round selection was also one of the sport’s most animated characters. He was known for his smack talk, as well as his choreographed touchdown celebrations. Some of those moves even paid off following retirement, with Johnson landing a spot on Dancing With The Stars.
While his playing days are behind him, Johnson never backs down from a challenge.
This week, some footage surfaced of the former wideout attempting to cover some of this league’s current pass catchers. The end result was both hilarious and impressive.
Chad Johnson Lines Up Against NFL WRs
Even though Johnson’s no longer in the league, he’s still got talent. In fact, he eyed making a return to football last year with the Saints.
The guy still appears to be in playing shape, so when the challenge arose to cover some of the NFL’s top stars, he accepted.
First was a clip defending Bills’ wideout Stefon Diggs. Diggs gets the best of Johnson, and he lets him know.
Feet this feet that… line that shit up https://t.co/M8JUHcWaY6
— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) March 25, 2022
He also lined up against Ja’Marr Chase.
We don’t have video, but we hope it winds up better than his matchup against Chase’s LSU teammate Justin Jefferson last year.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 24, 2022
Then he moves on to Brandon Marshall, who retired from the league in 2018. The two have a back and forth, with Marshall getting the W in the end.
“You never lose the love for the game just the opportunity to play it” – Ocho pic.twitter.com/liyUwkDj4v
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 29, 2022
We need more of these matchups as we sit through the lull that is the NFL offseason.