After spending his entire nine-year career with the Detroit Lions, star wide receiver Calvin Johnson has made the decision that he will retire. That was the headline in Detroit recently, suggesting that Johnson had told coach Jim Caldwell that 2015 season will be his final season. The report has not yet been confirmed nor made official.
The Detroit Lions may be forced to move on without one of their franchise’s all-time greats. Calvin Johnson was a really big factor for the Lions. If it wasn’t for Calvin Johnson the Lions would have lost a lot more games than they did lose. If the report is true, Johnson will be missed next season. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will not have a big go-to guy who can go up and get the ball unless they spent a first round pick on a wide receiver or trade a team for a good veteran wide receiver. Teams nowadays are not giving up any weapons on their team; they are trying to build around those weapons.
The Detroit Lions have the 16th pick in the first round of the draft this year. They are in need of replacing Calvin Johnson and getting some players on the defense side to make things better in Detroit. The lions are actually looking into drafting a running back, even though they drafted Ameer Abdullah from Nebraska last year in the second round. His performance this year wasn’t bad, but it was nothing compared to how he ran in college. The Lions will need to draft well to replace Calvin Johnson and make plays.