Battling knee issues and playing with up to three broken fingers, Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson still managed to trump Jerry Rice‘s single-season record for receiving yards with 1,964 last season.
Refusing to undergo surgery, the 27-year-old Johnson has been “trying to straighten (his fingers) out.”
Catching 488 balls for 7,836 yards and 55 touchdowns since debuting with Detroit in 2007, the 6-foot-5, 236 pound Johnson is the most dominant player today.
Coming off a bitterly disappointing 4-12 campaign, Lions fans can expect their team to rebound in 2013 with Reggie Bush helping to spread the field for Johnson.
Provided quarterback Matthew Stafford is protected in the pocket, there is not a coverage scheme in the NFL that can even slow Megatron.
A three-time All-Pro who has twice led the league in receiving yardage, Johnson alone gives the Lions a chance to dash in “The D.”
Entering the prime of his career, expect the great Calvin Johnson to allow Detroit to compete with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North this autumn.by