After only spending two months with the Miami Dolphins, the newly reformed Chad "Johnson" has been cut by his hometown team.
Following his arrest over the weekend for domestic battery, Johnson finds himself without a job with the regular season less than a month away.
As for the Dolphins, the decision to cut ties with Johnson so quickly raises the question as to who really wanted him out.
According to first-year head coach Joe Philbin (via espn.com), the decision to cut the six-time Pro Bowl receiver was not solely based on his arrest.
Philbin to espn.com:
"When he came in on June 11, we sat down and we talked. I was very clear the expectations of the program, and it just didn’t work out. It’s more about the fit. In my gut, I didn’t feel the fit was going to be beneficial for either party in the short-term or long-term."
Regardless of whether it was strictly based on his arrest or not, the fact of the matter is that the Dolphins are significantly worse without Johnson on the roster.
Despite his abysmal season with New England last year, Johnson seemed energized and ready to redeem himself for the Dolphins.
After trading top-receiver Brandon Marshall in March, Miami filled the void by signing Johnson a few months later. Now, Johnson's out, and the Dolphins offense will struggle to keep up with the other teams in the AFC East.
Here is a list of reasons why Miami will regret cutting Johnson.