You can argue a lot of subjects in the NFL –well in sports, in general — but if there is anything that is close to a certainty, it’s the fact that Calvin Johnson has been the best wide receiver the league has seen in quite some time.
The 6’5″ 240-pound phenomenon has been making his presence felt in the league since his arrival to the Detroit Lions in 2007. Since then, he’s had five seasons with over 1,000 yards, including an eye-popping 1,964 in 2012. You can list his stats all day if you want and be amazed, and there’s no signs that he’ll be stopping that production as he paves his way to becoming a first-ballot hall of famer anytime soon.
The only thing is, he might night be doing that as a Lion for much longer.
According to reports on Monday, the team is apparently trying to shop their star. The net loss in 2014 would be a staggering $16 million, however in 2015 it would be only $416,000–so basically, they can ultimately afford to make the move, it’s all a matter of the team deciding whether or not they want to trade the biggest star they’ve had since Barry Sanders.
So, should Lions management and coaching staff sit down and come to a decision of trading Johnson, who are five teams that should get on the phones immediately?.