Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson will leave the game after 9 seasons
A report from ESPN sports writer Adam Schefter on Sunday has confirmed the news that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, 30, will not return to play football for the Lions during the 2016 football season.
Johnson had a talk with his coach Jim Caldwell the day after the finals football game of the 2015 football season that he had no plans to return to play football for the Detroit Lions next year. Johnson played nine seasons in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions.
Johnson was a first round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in the 2007 National Football League Draft out of Georgia Tech University. Johnson had a chat with his family and close friends before the start of the 2015 football season that he going to walk away from playing football at the conclusion of the 2015 football season.
It is evident that Johnson did not want to have a farewell tour during the 2015 football season so he would not be a distraction to his teammates on the team. Even though Johnson would be paid a salary of $15.95 million dollars in the 2016 football season, Johnson decided now is the time to walk away from playing in the National Football League after nine seasons due to health concerns. Could you blame him?