Well it’s official, as previously announced, Calvin Johnson has retired from the NFL at the age of 30.
Here’s the official release from the Lions:
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who for the past nine seasons established himself as one of the greatest wide receivers in National Football League history, today announced his retirement from the NFL effective immediately.Johnson also filed his retirement papers with the NFL today in advance of the new League year which begins at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 9.The Lions also announced, with respect to Johnson’s contract, that those “matters were settled to the satisfaction of the parties.”
Johnson finished with 731 receptions, 11,619 receiving yards, 83 receiving touchdowns, and 86.1 receiving yards per game. He will definitely be missed.