For all the things Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did last year, his quarterback thinks he can do better.
Of course, that would require breaking his own record for receiving yards (1,964), after he took the single-season mark away from Jerry Rice in 15 games last year.
That’s why Matthew Stafford thinks Johnson can exceed that number.
“He thinks he can, which is all that matters,” Stafford told the NFL Network, via the Detroit Free Press. “That guy works harder than anybody I know, and he thinks he can get better, so I wouldn’t put anything past him. He’s a guy that can obviously run all of the routes — inside, outside — make all of the catches and is a smart football player and a really good teammate.”
He also dealt with a number of injuries last year, including fingers which were injured if not broken.
So if he can stay well, and play with a better cast of talent around him, his quarterback thinks improving on his best season is possible.