OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
Former Chiefs’ standout LB Derrick Johnson is visiting today with...the Raiders, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2018
If the Chiefs can draft Reggie McKenzie’s son, the Raiders can sign one of KC’s favorites.
Nope, this isn’t the same as the Chiefs drafting Kahlil McKenzie, son of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. Derrick Johnson, 35, had been a Chief since 2005 and was (is) one of the most beloved players in franchise history. The Chiefs let him become a free agent this offseason after 13 seasons but he said he intends to play someplace this year. Apparently, Oakland is one of those places he could play. How much does DJ have left? He’s clearly on the decline but if healthy perhaps he could offer something to a new team.
This would be very, very tough to swallow. It’s up there with Jamaal Charles signing with the Broncos last year or even Neil Smith in Denver. I don’t know how much I can blame DJ because he’s just trying to get a job but this one would sting more than usual.
Andy Reid said upon releasing DJ that he hopes he could come back and coach one day. I can think of some Chiefs fans who would prefer he come back to coach in KC than play in Oakland.
Meanwhile, the voice of reason, Pete Sweeney, points out he’s just trying to get a job.
As hard as it would be for #Chiefs fans to see LB Derrick Johnson in a Raiders uniform, can’t really blame him here—similar to case of RB Jamaal Charles. DJ believes he still has some left in the tank and if there’s a team out there who agrees, he has to go, even if it’s Oakland.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) May 3, 2018
What do you think about DJ visiting the Raiders?
This poll is closed
I’m sick to my stomach
He’s just trying to get a job
Based on my test, Derrick Johnson doesn't have a lot left, but the #Raiders will pick any meet off the bone they can at this point. Cupboard is pretty bare.— Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) May 3, 2018
“Derrick Johnson is visiting the Raiders today”— JKuhn (@h8rproof82) May 3, 2018
Derrick Johnson /Raiders pic.twitter.com/aJ866eOtpJ— SchulerKC ⚽⚾ (@SchulerKC) May 3, 2018
Will it bother me if Derrick Johnson signs with the raiders? pic.twitter.com/EdTiopcnM4— Pres10 (@PCrouse) May 3, 2018
This causes me physical pain.... but good for Derrick Johnson. Go get paid. https://t.co/KKFKg6YymF— Mike Welch (@RealMikeWelch) May 3, 2018
Don't do us like that DJ! #Chiefs https://t.co/Jnom2TGJhA— Josh Klingler (@joshklingler) May 3, 2018
I will throw up. https://t.co/q5ZioeyAwj— Melanie Rae (@MelanieRR) May 3, 2018
Please don’t do this to me https://t.co/1yHfsdJ6MB— Austin Hyde (@Austin_Hyde14) May 3, 2018