Chad Johnson, the former wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, pleaded on Twitter for a job with the Cleveland Browns. (He may be the only one begging for a job with the Browns.)
Well, it worked. Sort of. According to Cleveland.com, Johnson will be in attendance at Browns training camp as a mentor of sorts. “Johnson will not be there in any official capacity. Instead, similar to what head coach Hue Jackson has done with some of the Browns’ alumni, he will be there to informally work with a group that includes four 2016 draft picks.”
Four of the 14 picks in April’s draft were wide receivers so that makes sense. Johnson can teach the rooks about route running and the finer points of moves like these:
Judging from his comments on Cleveland Browns Daily, Johnson really likes Hue Jackson. “I can speak from a personal perspective and a player’s perspective as well. You get more than just a coach. Hue Jackson is a gem. He was a gem for me and I am speaking a gem, g-e-m.”
Jackson was the wide receivers coach from 2004-2006 when Chad was in his prime. Despite his antics and his reality show “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch,” Johnson was an outstanding NFL receiver who had 11,059 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns in his career.