Keyshawn Johnson – WR (2000 – 2003)
This one may ruffle a few feathers. That said, we’re going to still stick with members of the 2002 Buccaneers that found a home at ESPN.
Keyshawn Johnson may have been one of the quintessential “diva” wide receivers of the 2000s that became quite the “in” thing in the NFL, but since his playing days, he’s actually become a very good analyst. It’s a development that may come as a surprise to some all things considered.
Sure his most noteworthy moment with the Bucs was his sideline spat with Jon Gruden (imagine if Twitter was a thing in 2003) that led to his departure, and perhaps the noteworthy moment of his career was writing an autobiography when he was only in the league a few years titled Just Give me the Damn Ball.
You know what though? There are a lot of complaints that the Buccaneers run the ball too much and do so ineffectively. Do you know what Johnson would do if playing days were any indication? He would make sure the plethora of pass-catchers that Tom Brady has at his disposal would get the damn ball. There’s nobody better at doing this than Brady after all.
A controversial call? Perhaps. In fairness though, he’s just as qualified as anyone else now that this Saturday business is a thing, and we’re simply having fun. Besides, as a former receiver, we’d like to think he’d help the offense more than Booger. Johnson comes in at number four.