If Calvin Johnson does decide to retire, The NFL will have lost another great. But, even with his retiring earlier than what he could, he is still a shoe-in for Canton.
“Megatron owns the NFL’s single-season receiving yards record with 1,964 in 2012. He also has the most consecutive games with at least 100-yards receiving (8) and is tied for the most career games with 200-plus yards receiving (5). Johnson holds a plethora of Lions franchise receiving records, including most career touchdown receptions (80), most career receiving yards (11,619) and most career 70-plus yard receptions (8). Despite playing through multiple nagging injuries in his career, Johnson has been one of the most transcendent receivers in the modern NFL, earning him a ground-breaking contract in 2012. It wouldn’t be the first time Lions fans watched an all-time great playmaker walk away with juice left in the tank. Barry Sanders retired from Detroit in 1998 under similar circumstances — he was also 30 years old and played 10 seasons for the Lions.” – Reported by Kevin Patra