Chad Johnson picks Eagles as one of his Super Bowl favorites this season
Chad Johnson has been on the Eagles bandwagon for awhile now. Throughout the offseason, the former Bengals wideout has taken to Twitter numerous times to shower Philly with praise.
He was in the city during the summer training with a local fighter, Jaron Ennis, and couldn’t help himself from embracing the Philadelphia lifestyle. He asked Philly folks where the best cheesesteak joint was, kicked it with Bryce Harper, attended a Phillies game, all while tweeting about how great he believes the Eagles will be this season.
Back in June, Ochocinco picked the Eagles to win the NFC East in 2022, citing the wide receiver combo of DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown and their apparent love for his favorite fast food establishment, McDonald’s.
Taking the NFC East crown would be great and all, but what about winning the whole thing? Well, Philly’s newest resident has some thoughts on that too.
On Tuesday, Johnson was asked on Twitter who his top-three Super Bowl favorites are this season. With a prototypical Eagles fan response, the former All-Pro named the Eagles as a Super Bowl contender.
Johnson’s other two selections, Miami and Cincinnati, are teams he suited up for during his playing days. There’s probably a little bias there, though both teams should contend for the postseason. As for the Eagles, Johnson either really loves what Howie Roseman has built throughout the offseason, or he’s just channeling his new-found fandom for the Birds. Either way, I’ll take it.
Back in his hayday, Chad Johnson wasn’t the most popular name to throw around here in Philadelphia.
When Johnson entered the league in 2001, the Eagles had a chance to select him with their first-round pick at 25th overall. Instead, the front office went with another wideout, UCLA’s Freddie Mitchell, who only ended up playing four years in the NFL. Mitchell never eclipsed 40 receptions or 500 receiving yards in a single season. Johnson accomplished that feat in nine of the 11 years he spent in the NFL.
The Mitchell-over-Johnson draft was essentially the early 2000’s version of Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson or J.J. Arcega-Whiteside over DK Metcalf.
Nevertheless, it seems that all is forgiven for both parties now. As long as Ochocinco keeps saying good things about the Eagles, he’ll be welcomed anywhere in the city.
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