WR Keyshawn Johnson, Jets' #1 overall pick in 1996, announced his retirement on Wednesday despite having offers from a few NFL teams. Johnson, who turns 35 in July, was released three weeks ago by the Carolina Panthers.
He spent 4 seasons with the New York Jets where he caught 305 passes for 4,108 yards, 31 TDs in 62 games (59 starts). His ability to catch passes in traffic and his feud with WR Wayne Chrebet will be always remembered by Gang Green fans.
Johnson has agreed to a multiyear contract with ESPN, and will appear on several telecasts, including pre-game shows on Sundays and Monday nights, and do some radio work as well.