In breaking XFL news, the second go-around of the league started by WWE chairman Vince McMahon could be adding a former NFL star to the mix.
Former Cincinnati Bengal star and Oregon State wide receiver Chad Johnson is getting a tryout with the XFL. But not as a pass-catcher, but as a placekicker.
According to Johnson's Twitter account, he has a tryout next Monday in Houston.
The opportunity to kick in the XFL has presented itself, i must tryout Monday in Houston, I’m excited as hell & I’m sure all will go well 🙏🏿— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 14, 2020
Pretty far fetched but imagine me being consistent during an XFL season & getting a chance at a 53 man roster in the NFL, even i don’t make it just being able to compete for a spot at a entirely different position will be so riveting 🙂— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 14, 2020
Johnson has big goals. As he stated, the hope would be to turn a successful XFL season into a chance to be a kicker in the NFL.
Although it was in the preseason, Johnson does have a made extra point field goal on his resume.
Johnson last played in the NFL in 2012 as a member of the New England Patriots. He spent one season in New England, after spending the previous ten in Cincinnati. For his career, Johnson caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns.
Here's to hoping the 42-year-old gets to add to that already impressive career.