No. 4: Keyshawn Johnson
Talk about someone who could run his mouth. That’s right, Keyshawn Johnson comes in at No. 4 on this list after a four-year stay with the Bucs. He was a huge piece of the team’s offense for those four years, but especially so in the Super Bowl season. In that year, he caught 76 passes for 1,088 yards and five scores. In the playoffs, he hauled in 14 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown. His impact on the offense was notable, as it propelled the Bucs to new heights after years of disappointing offense.
As a Buccaneer, Key caught 298 passes (fifth) for 3,828 yards (sixth) and 17 touchdowns (10th). His loud-mouth personality was an issue sometimes, but maybe the Bucs just needed that at times. Sure, they already had Warren Sapp, but Johnson was a presence on the offense that couldn’t be ignored. Just take his run-in with the Cincinnati Bengals as a great example. It’s some entertaining stuff.
His selfishness was a little much sometimes, which showed when he gave Jon Gruden an earful on Monday Night Football in 2002. Sapp himself has spoken of problems he had with the receiver. Does his personality ruin what he did for Tampa Bay on the field? Of course not. His numbers are very good and what he meant to the offense certainly gives him a spot among the best receivers in Buccaneer history.