Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens Debate Who the Better NFL Wide Receiver Was

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2017

Former NFL receivers Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens had a debate over a simple question on Friday.

Who was better?

T.O. tops Ochocinco in every statistical receiving category and played in 53 more games. Here’s how their careers match up, per Pro-Football-Reference.com:

Totals

PlayerGames Receptions Yards Touchdown YPC
Johnson166 766 11,059 67 14.4
Owens2191,078 15,934 153 14.8
Pro-Football-Reference.com

Averages

PlayerRPG YPG TDPG
Johnson4.6 66.6 0.4
Owens4.9 72.8 0.7
Pro-Football-Reference.com

The numbers don’t lie. Statistically, it’s Owens.

Johnson argued that T.O.’s numbers are partly due to his surroundings, though.

"Don’t let the numbers fool you," Ocho said. "It just so happened he was put in situations that were great for him. I’m the better receiver."

T.O. was blunt in response: "Turn the film on."

The debate seemed lighthearted and in good fun. A better discussion might be who was better at celebrating touchdowns.

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