NFL Analyst and ESPN Radio Host
Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl receiver Keyshawn Johnson is an NFL analyst on ESPN’s marquee, weekday football studio show NFL Live. Johnson also co-hosts ESPN Radio’s weekday morning show, Keyshawn, JWill & Max with Jay Williams and Max Kellerman. The show – which airs from 6-10 a.m. ET – is also simulcast on ESPN2 (6-8 a.m.) and ESPNEWS (6-10 a.m.). Johnson also regularly appears on Get Up, First Take and other TV and radio studio programming across the network.
For four years (2016-20), Johnson was the host for the daily morning show on ESPNLA 710 AM, ESPN’s owned station in Los Angeles, most recently with LZ Granderson and Travis Rodgers. Prior to that, Johnson was a member of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows from 2007-15. During that time he also contributed to Super Bowl week coverage and other events.
Johnson made his ESPN debut as a guest analyst (while still a member of the Carolina Panthers) on the main set during the 2007 NFL Draft. He has served as a guest host on ESPN and ESPN Radio programs. His on-air contributions have extended well beyond football through wide-ranging features and as part of major event coverage on both ESPN and ABC, including the SportsCenter Who’s Now series in 2007 during which he, Kirk Herbstreit and Michael Wilbon helped determine the “Ultimate Sports Star.”
Johnson was the top overall pick by the New York Jets in the 1996 NFL Draft. During his 11-year career, Johnson played for four teams – Jets (1996-99), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-03), Dallas Cowboys (2004-05) and Panthers (2006). The three-time Pro Bowler – who was also named Pro Bowl MVP in 1999 – helped lead the Buccaneers to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Johnson previously hosted a weekly radio show, “Taking it to the House,” on Sirius Satellite Radio, and wrote 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 about the rise and fall of the USC football program with Smith and her daughter, Dylann Tharp. As an NFL rookie, Johnson notably appeared in one of ESPN’s most iconic This Is SportsCenter commercials alongside Kobe Bryant, Stuart Scott and Kenny Mayne.