Chad Johnson (formerly knows as Mr. Ochocinco) traded in a Patriots jersey that didn’t look so good on him for the teal and orange of a Miami Doplphins one.
Ochocinco’s struggles last year were somewhat of a shock considering that his quarterback was Tom Brady. Last season, Johnson had a career low 276 receiving yards with only one touchdown on 15 receptions, but the Fins are hoping he’s got a bounce-back year waiting.
Across the country, it’s doubtful that San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will tolerate any Randy Moss nonsense, but Moss could be Alex Smith‘s go-to receiver. If that becomes the case, Moss could make a run at replicating his All-Pro numbers from his time with the Minnesota Vikings and the Patriots. It was as recently as 2007 that Moss had a career-high 1,493 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns, but he hasn’t played with his usual spark since he left New England.
Of course, you can’t talk wide receivers of this ilk without bringing up Terrell Owens. Owens has had a busy career, starting with the San Francisco 49ers, helping the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl, living three dramatic seasons in Dallas and then continuing with two forgettable seasons in Buffalo and Cincinnati. Owens’ numbers were far from the norm while he was with the Bills (829 yds, five TDs) but inching back to usual with the Bengals (983 yds, nine TDs).
All three players are hot on the comeback trail. Which will have the biggest impact on their new squad?