NFL News: Calvin Johnson Plans To Retire, Informs Detroit Lions
Will Calvin Johnson retire? He has revealed to Lions’ management that he plans on retiring.Advertisement
One of the League’s best receivers, Johnson told his friends and family that he is planning to hang his boots after the 2015-16 season. Johnson revealed his retirement plans to coach Jim Caldwell a day after the regular season ended, according to ESPN.
Caldwell suggested Johnson to take his time. Johnson agreed to wait for a while, out of respect for Caldwell. “He’s pretty content with his decision,” said a person close to Johnson.
The Lions haven’t given up hope that Johnson will change his mind in the near future.
Johnson only shared his thoughts with quarterback Matthew Stafford and linebacker Stephen Tulloch, asking them to keep it confidential. His body was sore, and the star receiver was determined to terminate his career.
Tulloch and Stafford honored their words.
The Lions, earlier on January 6, issued a statement from Johnson. “Like many players at this stage of their career, 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 Lions issued another statement claiming they stick to the earlier statement regarding Johnson.