Former Bucs QB Brad Johnson turns into the TikTok Man
TAMPA, Florida. – Brad Johnson led the Buccaneers to their first Super Bowl and now, 18 years later, he’s fast becoming an internet hit. What started out by spending the days during the pandemic lockdown with his family has turned into a passion for social media – and he’s not a one-trick pony.
“You have to do them in a row without editing,” Johnson told FOX 13 Sports. “No splicing, nothing like that. Just had fun with it, to be honest. I don’t know a lot about social media, but I got Twitter and Instagram and things like that started out there. Honestly Kevin, I train with it and it’s just something else. “
How long does it take to master your amazing shots?
“That’s an often asked question,” said Johnson. “Sometimes I tell people, first try, first try. Sometimes I tell them it’s a lifelong exercise. “
It’s a newfound fame for Johnson who now stands out more for his videos than his professional football career.
“I was a supermarket and a guy [says]’You’re the guy who does all these recordings aren’t you?’ He’s having fun with it and another guy comes to the grocery store, ‘Hey, Brad, what are you doing today?’ Then a third guy comes in and pulls in his truck, ‘Holy smokes what’s next.’ “
He is known as TikTok Man and even his former teammates have become fans.
“You want my hats,” said Johnson. “You think I’m crazy. [My son] Max is at LSU; he’s the quarterback down there. The whole team wants hats. Everyone looks up: ‘What is he going to do today?’ “
If you’d like to see what’s next, follow @ BigBadBrad14 on TikTok or @ brad_johnson_14 on Twitter.