Former Cincinnati Bengals star extensive receiver Chad Johnson has made his strategy to Las Vegas forward of the Tremendous Bowl.
Johnson has not caught a cross in an NFL recreation since 2011, and he recommended Wednesday he could also be returning to the league.
Throughout an Instagram Dwell, Johnson declared he “acquired a job” with the Las Vegas Raiders however didn’t specify the place.
“Sure, I acquired a job with the Raiders,” Johnson initially mentioned on Instagram Dwell, per Sports activities Illustrated’s Fan Nation. “Not as a workers member however as a member of the group. I am undecided what it’s precisely … however I will likely be part of the workforce, and that is a tremendous factor.”
Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Johnson wrote on X that he would “ask for a job with the Raiders” throughout an obvious dinner with Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce.
“Having dinner with Antonio Pierce & I’m going to ask for a job with the Raiders in some capability to assist diversify my portfolio/resume, this could be my thirty ninth job if all goes effectively,” Johnson wrote together with a praying palms emoji.
Lower than an hour later, Johnson posted one other announcement that he was becoming a member of the Raiders’ teaching workers.
“I’m formally a member of the Raiders teaching workers,” Johnson wrote.
Johnson additionally shared screenshots of a textual content message alternate with an unidentified one that appeared stunned he “got hired.”
Pierce then appeared to substantiate Johnson’s declare by replying to Johnson’s publish, saying, “Put me in coach.” Pierce later recommended the Raiders had been “Taking up the NFL with former gamers like 85 … teaching up 17.”
The “17” is probably going a reference to Raiders extensive receiver Davante Adam’s jersey quantity. The Athletic’s Vic Tafur reported that Johnson might be named a workforce guide.
Johnson has beforehand made claims on social media associated to the Raiders that by no means proved to be true. A number of years in the past, Johnson mentioned he had accomplished a tryout with the Raiders. However the workforce denied a tryout had taken place.
Johnson has by no means formally labored as a coach on the NFL stage, though he had a brief stint serving to the Cleveland Browns receivers throughout coaching camp in 2016.
Johnson was named to 6 Professional Bowls throughout his standout 11-year profession. He’s a member of the Bengals Ring of Honor and completed his NFL profession with 11,059 receiving yards.
Since leaving the NFL, he has made appearances on actuality tv, made an try at an expert soccer profession and co-hosts the “Nightcap” podcast with Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Shannon Sharpe.