Chad Johnson has been released by the Miami Dolphins, after being arrested for a domestic dispute. Still in need of deep threat, go-to wide receivers, should our beloved Minnesota Vikings go after the artist formerly known as “Ochocinco”? Most people would say, no. He’s too much of a wild-card, with his antics, and his off-field celebrity lifestyle. But let me remind you, in all reality this is Chad Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-Him’s first off-field incident in his 12 years as a professional football player in the NFL. That has to stand for something. Those close to Chad have said that he is the most football-ready he has been in years, and that his work ethic and dedication are back to the highest levels of his Bengals playing days.
So, back to the question. Should the Vikings go after Chad Johnson? Or have we already found that longed-for deep threat on our current roster? Is another former Cincinnatti Bengals wide-out by the name of Jerome Simpson, already emerging as the go-to deep threat for the Vikings? Or was Stephen Burton’s 52 yard catch from Christian Ponder, just the first of many we will see from him? Will an already in the fold former CFL receiver Manny Arceneaux step up and be “The Man” for Minnesota? As always, only time will tell. During this time that we wait for one of our own to emerge however, should we give a look at Chad Johnson? It never hurts to have more than one or two good receivers on the old football team. More than likely some team in the NFL will give Chad Johnson one last chance to prove he can still make plays and excite fans like in his glory days for the Bengals. Should that team be our Minnesota Vikings?