Calvin Johnson: Lions Deal A “Tremendous Blessing”

Wednesday March 14th, 2012

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.”

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