Calvin Johnson drawing interest from teams

Getty Images

Calvin Johnson has had at least a “half-dozen teams” reach out to him about coming out of retirement, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

Johnson thus far has resisted the temptation to return, but per Freeman, the attempts by teams to convince Johnson to make a comeback are “fairly fierce.”

The nine-year veteran, though, retired as a Lion and the Lions still retain his rights. That’s why Tony Romo asked for his release when he retired. It’s also why Marshawn Lynch, who wasn’t released when he retired, had to wait until the Raiders could work out a trade with the Seahawks.

Johnson recently started his own business as a private receivers consultant. He spent time with the Dolphins this week as Miami receivers coach Shawn Jefferson served as Johnson’s position coach with the Lions. Johnson worked with the Raiders during Organized Team Activities.

Johnson made 88 receptions for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015 in making his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl.

18 responses to “Calvin Johnson drawing interest from teams

  1. Im not sure detroits cap situation but most likely they would have to make moves to fit Johnson under the cap if he came back. So Johnson can just show up to Lions camp and force them to either make moves to fit him under the salary cap or release him. It’s not ideal but it gives him an option even if it’s just playing hardball with the lions to get a trade to his preferred destination.

  2. Would love to see him back. He’s still a top-5 guy I think, maybe top 3. Would love to see him back in Detroit, but also would be interesting to see him paired with almost any other top-tier QB, just to see what he can do.

    Someone please make it happen! The best belong on the field

  3. Would love for Calvin Johnson to come replace Larry Fitzgerald after he hangs up the cleats on a Hall of Fame career…

  4. Detroit is a joke. One of the best RB ever and one of the best WR ever wore that uniform and essentially retired do to being sick of losing.

  5. i guess there isn’t 1 person here who watched calvin play every game. He would play when he wanted too. He definitely didn’t play every snap. He was slow and not very agile anymore. I would love to see him get traded and detroit get some picks. Galloway for the lions is a better achiever now than calve. better hands, faster and better route runner.

  6. He didn’t have enough love for the game to stay in Detroit and make millions. Why would anybody want an expensive, heartless receiver that’s two years out of game shape and even more fragile than ever before? Why not bring back Jerry Rice instead? He’s 54 and still in fantastic shape, and no one ever questioned his desire!

  7. emmonsh says:
    August 14, 2017 at 7:49 am

    i guess there isn’t 1 person here who watched calvin play every game. He would play when he wanted too. He definitely didn’t play every snap. He was slow and not very agile anymore. I would love to see him get traded and detroit get some picks. Galloway for the lions is a better achiever now than calve. better hands, faster and better route runner.

    ——————————————————————————

    You had me until you went full on “Zach Zenner” or Kickalisious on Golladay. How the hell you gonna talk a guy up and then not just spell his name wrong, but spell a completely different name?

    Calvin isn’t coming back. I remember people drafting Barry Sanders in fantasy football leagues for years after he retired thinking he was going to come back. You are all delusional to even have this talk. You don’t walk away from the game for nearly 2 years now and just all of a sudden put the pads on and play at the highest level.

    PS – Calvin was a very good route runner, that’s Golladay’s main project is running better routes. Additionally, Calvin’s hands, crooked fingers and all, are better than Golladay. Don’t get lost in the hype.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!