Report: Johnson told Lions he plans to retire

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (Rick Osentoski/AP)

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson told head coach Jim Caldwell that 2015 was his final season and he is planning on retiring, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

According to the ESPN reporter, Johnson will not rush to make his decision.

In 2015, the 30-year-old enjoyed a relatively productive year with nine touchdowns, 1,214 receiving yards on 88 catches.

A six-time consecutive pro bowler (2010-2015) and a three-time first-team All-Pro If he does retire, Johnson will end his career as Detroit’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns with 731, 11,619 and 83, respectively.

As great as his individual accomplishments rank, he never saw much team success, only making two playoff appearances, both without wins.

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