Calvin Johnson Has Reportedly Told The Lions He’s Retiring [VIDEO]

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Detroit Lions wide receiver and NFL legend Calvin Johnson has reportedly told his family and the Lions’ organization that he will retire.

The former Georgia Tech superstar — who’s only 30 years old but has been rattled with injuries — told his family before the 2015 season that it would likely be his final one. He also told Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and quarterback Matthew Stafford the same news immediately following the conclusion of the season, according to ESPN.

If the reports are true, then Johnson, aka Megatron, will be retired from professional football after nine incredible seasons with the Lions where he gave defenses nightmares as he tore them to shreds.

Johnson set the NFL world on fire with highlight reel plays coming one after another, but in recent years his body has taken a beating.

If he never plays another game of football again he will have finished his legendary career with over 11,000 receiving yards and 83 touchdowns. He also holds the NFL’s single season receiving yards record with 1,964 yards in 2012.


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