Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for former NFL receiver Chad Johnson, told reporters on Wednesday that his client is still holding out hope of returning to the NFL at some point.
“If they did [call], he would jump for it,” Rosenhaus told James Walker of ESPN.com. “Of course, he would love it. But right now, he’s operating as a Canadian Football League player. We will see what happens. It’s not like we’re holding our breath that he’s going to play in the NFL. But he’s trying. That’s the goal.”
The Montreal Alouettes signed Johnson to a contract back in April worth a total of $70,000 in Canadian currency.
Despite his age, Johnson still believes he could be an effective receiver in the NFL.
“He just loves playing football — Chad is a guy that will play football until he’s 50 if they let him,” Rosenhaus said. “He loves the game. He’s really very passionate. He’s got to do something with football, it’s just his life. It really is. All his Twitter followers are enjoying him in Canada just like they would in the NFL. It’s nice to see.”
Johnson, 36, has caught four passes for 78 yards and a touchdown over the course of five games for the Alouettes.
Despite signing with the Dolphins in 2012, Johnson hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2011 when he was with New England.
It appears highly unlikely that we’ll ever see Johnson back in the NFL.