In one of the more entertaining second acts in sports, former NFL wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson has spent his recent years transforming from an exceptional 11-year gridiron vet into a social media superstar. How many other retired wideouts considered trying out as a kicker in the XFL?
He's using that same platform to share his wisdom. This President's Day, Johnson tweeted that he would be working out Tuesday morning with Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen. Johnson might be 42, but age is just a number, and he sure looks capable of bringing the speed.
Mullen was without a doubt the Raiders' most exciting corner in 2019, and despite starting only 10 games, he managed to reel in one interception — should've been at least three but debatable officiating negated them — 10 passes defensed and 50 tackles. At only 22 years of age, the former Clemson Tiger is a clear foundational piece going forward, and it's clear he has the desire to be great.
He's also from Coconut Creek, Fla., just up the road from Johnson's hometown Miami.
Unfortunately, no footage from has been shown of the two battling it out; but Johnson did release a small boomerang proving the two were indeed training together.
In 2020, it's expected that Mullen will be the guy at cornerback for the Raiders, and while he'll be facing guys much younger than Johnson, the former pro's knowledge of the position will certainly benefit No. 27 as he enters his second campaign.
Check out photos from rookie CB Trayvon Mullen's best moments during his first season with the Silver and Black.