Keyshawn Johnson Sounds Off On Critics: NFL World Reacts

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Three-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver Keishon Johnson knows a thing or two about being one of the best pass catchers in the league.

During an appearance with ESPN's First Take on Tuesday,

The former NFL star addressed the recent debate about the talent of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas—who also happens to be his nephew.

Johnson believes MT is one of the best in the league – despite his recent absence from the NFL gridiron.

"As far as talent is concerned, he is definitely one of the top 10 talents in the receiver position," Johnson said.

"He will be a top-five man by the end of the year - both in statistics and talent.

"I don't even know why I'm having this conversation to be honest with you.

I don't mind that a guy misses time and now suddenly he is not a top player."

The NFL world took to Twitter to react to Johnson's take.

"Fair as it deserves to be," said one fan sarcastically.

"We are too, but we just want to let MT show them," said another.

"Anyone who says otherwise is blinded by Regency bias," said another.

Thomas has not taken the field since suffering an ankle injury in the middle of the 2020 season.

In 2019, he led the NFL in receptions (149) and received an Offensive Player of the Year award for yards (1,725).