Georgia’s own and Detroit Lions wide-receiver, Calvin Johnson has caused an uproar after hinting to retirement in a official statement that released today.
The Detroit Lions followed that up with a statement of their own, professing appreciation for his prudent decision-making.
Calvin Johnson’s statement:
“Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future,” Johnson said in the statement. I would expect to have a decision regarding this matter in the not-too-distant future.”
Calvin Johnson attended Georgia Tech and is only 30 years old but has become one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game. Johnson recorded 88 receptions for 1,214 yards and nine touchdown catches in 2015. Although he finished the season with a decent stat line, his dwindling impact was apparent at some points in the season. The 6-foot-5, 237-pound pass-catcher only had two 100-yard performances — the fewest since his rookie year.
The former No. 2 overall draft pick ranks sixth among active players with 11,619 career receiving yards (27th all time). His 1,964 receiving yards in 2012 still stands as the most in single-season NFL history.