Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver, is currently contemplating on retirement. A source told ESPN’s Ed Werder that Johnson told his mother he wasn’t sure if he’ll continue to play, reported ESPN.
Johnson has been through 9 NFL Seasons and is 30 years old. He spends the most time in the training room than anyone on the team and an injury in the ankle forced him to miss most of practice this year, wrote bleacherreport.com.
“Like many players in this stage of their career,” Johnson said in a statement “I am currently evaluating options for my future. I would expect to have a decision regarding this matter in the not-too-distant future.”
The Lion’s Wide-Receiver seems to be laying low about this, as he did not reply to emails questioning about interviews, and his agent, Bus Cook, did not return his phone calls. Corey Fuller, who has been Johnson’s teammate for 3 years, said he was not surprised to see this announcement by Johnson, which came as a shock to many fans, stated freep.com.
“I think that’s just a personal decision for him and his family,” Fuller said. “He’s done a lot in his career, so if he feels it’s time for him – he’s gone through a lot, too. His body is beat up. Of course he wants to be able to run around and play with his kids.” The Lions GM, Bob Quinn, said that he would leave the All-Pro receiver alone on his thoughts, explained freep.com.
“I’ve found, over my experience in the National Football League, that the time, the couple weeks after the regular season is over, is not a time to push a player into staying or going,” Quinn said. “This is a long season, this is a tough game, so I’m not in a position to put any pressure on Calvin Johnson. I’m not going to do that.”