Calvin Johnson Reveals When He Decided to Retire from NFL

June 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Long before he retired in March, Calvin Johnson knew 2015 would be his last season in the NFL.
Speaking at his football camp in Michigan on Saturday, per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, the three-time All-Pro wide receiver said he thought about hanging up his cleats when the Detroit Lions lost that controversial playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys in January 2015.
Johnson, however, decided against that because, he said, he "felt like [he] could do it again." He knew going into the 2015 season, though, that it would be his last and told family members and some teammates.
He did not say why he decided to walk away at the age of 30, per Rothstein:
I know everybody wants to know why I retired, but it's more so I put a lot into the game and it's taken a lot out of me and that's where I'm at right now. I'm not getting into the specifics of the things that it has taken away, but it definitely feels good, I guess I could say for myself, to spend more time around my famil...

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