There’s was one heck of a rumor circulating around the streets of Philadelphia yesterday that former All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson is in Philadelphia. And as we have come to find out—that rumor is true.
Still, it’s unclear why Johnson is in Philadelphia. Maybe he’s here to meet up with a girl he met on Twitter—who knows? But one thing is for sure, he better not be here because the Eagles have interest in the 34-year-old.
Yeah, they’re banged up at receiver. DeSean Jackson is nursing a hamstring injury, Jeremy Maclin has hip issues, and Riley Cooper still hasn’t returned from a broken collarbone suffered during training camp. Even with that laundry list of injuries, bringing in Chad Johnson simply doesn’t make sense.
A once productive receiver, Johnson caught only 15 passes a season ago in a potent New England passing game. And though he praised his time in New England, Johnson spoke this offseason about being uncomfortable there, you know, because he couldn’t act like an idiot.
The Dolphins released Johnson last month after domestic violence charges for allegedly head-butting his wife.
Am I writing anything here that makes the signing of Johnson sound remotely attractive?
I’m all for second chances, but the headache and diminishing playmaking skills Johnson brings simply aren’t worth the headache at this point.
So if Johnson’s trip to Philadelphia is football related, here’s hoping it’s because the Soul have serious interest.