At the age of 30, Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron, is considering putting his NFL playing career to rest.
After 9 NFL seasons, Johnson has raked up more than $113 million, and is currently coming off a not-so-spectacular season with the Lions.
Though, he has had quite a great career thus far, surpassing 11,000 receiving yards in just 135 career games.
Here’s Megatron’s statement about his future:
Some are saying the statement may have been made by Johnson to hint to the Lions at giving him more money, or possibly to force his way out of Detroit. But on the flip slide, Johnson is still owed over $51 million of the massive $113 million contract extension he signed back in 2012.
A couple big paychecks may be what brings him back, but at this stage in Calvin’s career, he is probably more worried about injury than money.
According to Zac Jackson of NBC Sports Profootballtalk.com, a former teammate of Megatron who wished to remain anonymous told the Detroit Free Press that “it’s just his time” and that he had discussed retirement with Johnson not long ago.
CJ does intend to release what his future plans are relatively soon, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. In my opinion, I think he’ll be back. He still possesses plenty of superstar attributes that could keep him a top receiver for a few more seasons, barring a major injury.
Kyle Hirshkind is the managing editor for Full Press Coverage's New York Jets channel. Originally from Long Island, New York, Kyle has been an avid Jets fan for 20+ years.