Wide receiver considering all options
ALLEN PARK — Could it really happen to the Detroit Lions again? Could their biggest star just walk away? It appears possible. Star receiver Calvin Johnson issued the following statement on the heels of multiple reports that he was mulling retirement at the age of 30 — drawing shades of Barry Sanders, who hung ’em up at age 31. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future,” Johnson said.
Nerdy Football Analysis: Calvin Johnson figures to be one of the central storylines of the offseason as both he and the Lions are weighing their options heading into next year. Johnson comes with an $11 million cap hit next season the team must entertain the notion of either trading their superstar or cutting him altogether. Johnson still has four years remaining on his deal and injuries have become a real threat to his effectiveness. Expect this story to develop after the playoffs once the off-season officially begins.