Chad Ochocinco was once named Johnson, and as Johnson, he was a damn fine wide receiver. From 2003-2007, Johnson averaged 92.4 receptions and 1374 yards receiving per season with 43 touchdown receptions.
Since then, Chad changed his name to Ochocinco, threatened to hold out if he wasn't traded and hasn't recorded more than 72 receptions in the last three seasons. In fact, since Chad Johnson changed his name to Ochocinco, the Bengals are a combined 18-29-1 whereas the team only had one losing season in the previous five seasons. Not that we make wacky-based connections on things.
The question for Chad now is what team will he be suiting up for in 2011?
In his position review, Joe Reedy called Chad's return to Cincinnati "slim". Chad is due $6 million in base salary for 2011, the final year under his existing contract. The Bengals could trade Chad, but it would have to wait until the Collective Bargaining Agreement is resolved and its unlikely the team would get trade picks for this season. However, with Jerome Simpson finally coming around at the end of last season, Chad becomes more expendable so the team can make the trade.