Calvin Johnson’s Relationship With The Detroit Lions Appears To Be Improving

NFL legend Calvin Johnson

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Despite spending the entirety of his legendary NFL career as a member of the Detroit Lions, Calvin Johnson’s relationship with the franchise has not been great since he decided to retire.

“Megatron” posted an impressive 11619 yards and 83 touchdowns in just 9 seasons as the star for the disappointing Detroit Lions.

Unfortunately, when he shockingly decided to hang up the cleats after less than a decade in the league, the Lions asked him to return $1.6 million of the signing bonus on his last contract.

Since then, Johnson has rarely participated in anything to do with the Lions.

It looks like that could be changing.

Earlier today, the Lions posted a video showing Johnson at OTAs.

Johnson also did an interview today on Fox 2 where he revealed that he is a fan of Dan Campbell and that he’s very excited about the direction the franchise is heading in.

“Being able to talk to the coaches and whatnot, it’s very cool,” Johnson said, per Fox 2’s Ryan Ermanni. “I’m a fan of the game, I’m a fan of Dan and the coaching staff he has over there because I know how much the team will learn from that, will glean from that. It’s very exciting the way they ended last year, it’s very exciting the way they’re going into this year.”

It would be nice to see the relationship between Johnson and the Lions finally be repaired.

Johnson put together a Hall of Fame career for a terrible organization and has deserved more recognition for that since he retired.

Hopefully we’ll see more of Calvin Johnson around this Lions team as they look to live up to the hype they built with their strong finish to last season.