Calvin Johnson has been a nightmare for any one to matchup against during his career. His speed, athleticism, wingspan, hands, and agility separated him from the rest. Being a Chicago Bears fan, I’ve experienced my fair share of “Megatron Moments”. The most memorable to me was the touchdown that was a catch but wasn’t a catch (WATCH IT HERE).
I’ve seen him out run my favorite team’s secondary for a few scores, catch a touchdown over 3 St Louis Rams defenders, and catch a Hail Mary over 4 Cincinnati Bengals defenders. After striking out with first rounds wide receiver disasters (Roy Williams and Charles Rogers), the Detroit Lions found their first real franchise player since Barry Sanders. Megatron has put up monstrous numbers while wearing number 81.
Johnson has been the only source of offense until the past 2 seasons. If Megatron had any weaknesses it would be the inability to stay on the field. He always had lingering lower body problems including ankle and knee injuries. Fantasy football wise, he was a nightmare for anyone to face as well. He once gave me 50 points in a ppr league.
Personally, he should be a first ballot hall of famer. I think he’s a top 10 wide receiver. I have Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Michael Irvin, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens, Tim Brown and Larry Fitzgerald ahead of Johnson.
However, we’ve have never seen a player of his skill set before. I hope you didn’t take what we have seen for granted. Even though the Autobots have finally won, we’ll always remember what Calvin Johnson has done over the past 9 years. Where do you have him ranked all time?