As reported a month ago, Calvin Johnson made good on his claim that he was done with playing professional football and he has officially retired.
“Megatron” goes down as one of the most dynamic players in the history of the Detroit Lions and easily the best Wide Receiver in team history. Johnson retires with 11,619 Receiving Yards and 83 Receiving Touchdowns with seven seasons exceeding the 1,000 Yard mark. He was a six time Pro Bowl choice, a three time First Team All Pro and would twice lead all receivers in yards.
While Johnson was an elite player, his Hall of Fame ticket is not punched, as with the exception of Receiving Yards/Game (he is 2nd overall) he is not in the top twenty in any major category and with the explosion in the modern offense, he will drop quickly. Johnson also has never won a playoff game, factors that could affect the voters.
Still, he is a Hall of Famer in our book, and we would like to wish Calvin Johnson the best in his post playing career.