It seems like Megatron will not be coming back next season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions star wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, told his family and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell that he planned to retire after the 2015 season.
Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson told his family and a close circle of friends before last season that 2015 would be his final year in the NFL, and he delivered the same message to coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season ended, sources told ESPN.
Caldwell told Johnson not to rush his decision — to take his time, sources told ESPN. Out of respect to Caldwell, Johnson agreed to do just that, according to sources.
In the report Schefter says that Lions hope Johnson will have a change of heart, but according to one source they are not optimistic of that happening.
Johnson is only 30 years old and still in the prime of his career but has dealt with several nagging injuries that have bothered him throughout the years.
It will suck to see Johnson go but you can’t blame the guy, he’s already rich and done so much in the league playing through injuries probably isn’t worth it to him anymore.