Chad Johnson was one of the NFL’s best receivers a decade ago, but he was even better known for his end zone celebrations than what he did before the whistle blew.
So when he was a guest on Monday’s “Undisputed,” co-host Skip Bayless was eager to ask Johnson how he’d rate the NFL’s latest greatest touchdown celebration – Ezekiel Elliott’s dive into a giant Salvation Army kettle after a Cowboys score in Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers – on a scale of 1 to 10.
“Maybe a 5 or so because it’s been done before,” Johnson said. “Someone, I think, put the ball in (the kettle). It’s cool, but I’m moreso about doing things with creativity that are original, organic and authentic that no one has ever done.”
That someone, as Bayless pointed out in the video above, was Terrell Owens, later a teammate of Johnson’s in Cincinnati. Owens dropped the football in the Salvation Army bucket while playing for the Cowboys during a 2006 Thanksgiving Day game against the Buccaneers.
That makes two Cowboys donations – 10 years apart – both against the Bucs. Leave it to Johnson to remember that what Elliott did wasn’t exactly a first.