Former NFL wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Keyshawn Johnson is stirring the pot. Now a football analyst, Johnson had some choice words about the Chicago Bears.
Johnson used his platform at ESPN to dissect the 2022 Bears roster, and perhaps a bit unfairly. He bluntly said Chicago’s roster was downright atrocious, claiming only two or three players would be starting elsewhere in the league.
Well, Mr. Johnson, is that a fact? Why so definitive with that statement? Not only is it blatantly incorrect, but he clearly hasn’t done his homework. Perhaps it’s just for clicks and views while riling up the Bears’ fan base.
Keyshawn Johnson is Wrong About The Bears; Here’s Why
The “2-3 players that can probably start for another team” portion of Johnson’s claim is absurd. Right off the bat, any objective NFL observer can name a handful of starter-caliber players. Such as:
- Justin Fields
- David Montgomery
- Darnell Mooney
- Lucas Patrick
And that’s only on offense. Shall we look at the defense?
- Robert Quinn
- Jaylon Johnson
- Eddie Jackson
- Roquan Smith
- Jaquan Brisker?
- Kyler Gordon?
Sure, the last two names on that list are rookies. However, there are enough teams around the league with roster question marks that would likely welcome them starting in Week 1 when training camp and the preseason are said and done. Likewise, there are a couple of other Bears’ players that one could make a case for.
Sure, the Chicago Bears are not a good team and they lack substantial depth in plenty of areas. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have any talent at all. Again, Johnson likely made this claim to drive ratings because controversy creates conversation. But the nature of such slander is unfounded, as just a little bit of research proves.
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