Calvin Johnson: Lions Deal A “Tremendous Blessing”
Detroit Lions wide receiver, Calvin Johnson feels “tremendously blessed” to have signed an eight year $132 million deal with the Lions, according to ProFootballTalk.
“What a tremendous blessing this is for me, my family, my teammates and future teammates to come,” Johnson said during a press conference.
Lions President Tom Lewand said that the Lions are thrilled about having Johnson and hope that he will be a Lion for life.
“It’s very exciting to be able to say that we have secured the services of a truly special player for what may be the rest of his career,” Lewand said. “There are not many guys when you do a contract of this makeup — we did one years ago with Barry Sanders, and he was one of those kinds of guys — who are so special on the field, truly deserving of a contract of this size and a guy who you have no doubt will handle all that comes with it with a great deal of skill on and off the field. It’s a great day for us.” The two-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro player, had 96 receptions for 1,681 yards and scored 16 touchdowns last season. During his time with the Lions he has had 366 receptions for 5,872 yards and has scored 49 touchdowns.