You may not have known this, but Chad Johnson is still playing professional football at the age of 39 in the Mexican Football League. You also may not have known there was an American football professional league in Mexico either, but that’s why we’re here, to educate.
Yes, Chad Johnson (and Terrell Owens!!!) are both playing south of the border in the Liga de Futbol Americano. The league was founded in January 2016 and currently consists of six teams. Johnson plays for Fundidores de Monterrey and this weekend he showed that he’s still got it to some degree.
Watch as he catches this lengthy touchdown pass down the sidelines.
Monterrey ended up winning their game by a score of 14-6. I wouldn’t expect an NFL comeback for the man formerly known as OchoCinco anytime soon as it’s likely that the quality of play (at least judging by how wide open the 39 year old receiver was) probably isn’t anywhere close to that level. Nevertheless, even if an NFL comeback isn’t on the horizon, Johnson seems to be enjoying his time in Mexico according to this quote and fantastic Google Translate description:
Monterrey lived a party defeating to the Dinos of Saltillo 14 – 6 with two passes of annotation of Roberto Vega, one of them for Chad Johnson to get into the fight for a playoff ticket.
“It was a great experience to play in Mexico and I’m ready to go back,” Chad Johnson said of the first game in our country.
Johnson last played professionally in the NFL in 2011 with the New England Patriots when he caught 15 passes and 1 touchdown. After that he spent time in camp with the Dolphins before infamously being released during an episode of Hard Knocks. Most recently, Johnson caught 7 passes and 1 touchdown for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.
Johnson just might be the first person to ever catch a professional touchdown pass in professional leagues in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. Johnson shoudl just go ahead and do the entire North American circuit and see how many countries he can catch a touchdown pass in. You’re next, Belize.