This is the first time Calvin Johnson has been eligible for the hall of fame since his surprising retirement in early 2016. He joins Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, and Jared Allen as first-year eligible players who made the list. That’s some damn good company to be in. Calvin was one of the most dominant wide receivers ever, and would probably be in the top ten in every category all-time if it wasn’t for his early retirement.
He was called Megatron for a reason. In just nine seasons, Calvin caught for 11,619 yards (31st all-time), 83 receiving touchdowns (tied for 22nd all-time), and was a six-time Pro Bowler. In 2011 he caught 16 touchdowns, then in 2012, he broke Jerry Rice’s single-season record of receiving yards, with 1,964 yards on 122 receptions.
Sucks we only got to see Megatron for nine seasons, this dude was unbelievable. The most dominant wide receiver I have ever seen. Get this man into the Hall of Fame.