Calvin Johnson contemplating retirement


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

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