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Keyshawn Johnson, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl receiver, is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN. He is a prominent member of ESPN’s marquee weekday football studio show, NFL Live. Johnson also co-hosts the weekday morning show, Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin, on ESPN Radio, alongside Jay Williams and Zubin Mehenti.
The show, which airs from 6-10 a.m. ET, is simulcast on ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.) and ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.). Additionally, Johnson frequently appears on various ESPN TV and radio programs, including Get Up and First Take, as well as other studio programming across the network.
From 2016 to 2020, Johnson hosted the daily morning show on ESPNLA 710 AM, ESPN’s owned station in Los Angeles, alongside LZ Granderson and Travis Rodgers. Prior to that, he was a member of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows from 2007 to 2015. During his time with ESPN, Johnson also contributed to Super Bowl week coverage and other major events.
Johnson’s association with ESPN began in 2007 when he made his debut as a guest analyst on the main set during the NFL Draft. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest host on various ESPN and ESPN Radio programs. In addition to his football expertise, Johnson has extended his on-air contributions beyond the gridiron, participating in wide-ranging features and major event coverage on ESPN and ABC. Notably, he was part of the SportsCenter “Who’s Now” series in 2007, alongside Kirk Herbstreit and Michael Wilbon, where they helped determine the “Ultimate Sports Star.”
As an NFL player, Johnson was the top overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, selected by the New York Jets. He had a successful 11-year career, playing for the Jets (1996-1999), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-2003), Dallas Cowboys (2004-2005), and Carolina Panthers (2006). Throughout his career, he earned three Pro Bowl selections, including the Pro Bowl MVP title in 1999. Johnson played a crucial role in leading the Buccaneers to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Beyond his broadcasting career, Johnson previously hosted a weekly radio show called “Taking it to the House” on Sirius Satellite Radio. He also co-authored the book “Just Give Me the Damn Ball!: The Fast Times and Hard Knocks of an NFL Rookie” with ESPN’s Shelley Smith. In 2015, Johnson co-executive produced the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary Trojan War, which explored the rise and fall of the USC football program. Notably, as an NFL rookie, Johnson appeared in one of ESPN’s iconic “This Is SportsCenter” commercials alongside Kobe Bryant, Stuart Scott, and Kenny Mayne.