The biggest addition to the Detroit Lions this offseason might not be someone who would be on the field each Sunday but rather a Lions legend who used to play.
Calvin Johnson and the Lions have had a rocky relationship. When Johnson retired in 2016, the Lions still owed him $1.6 million in signing bonus money. The Lions didn’t pay Megatron that and instead offered a multi-year appearance deal for that money, something that Johnson pretty much felt was disrespectful.
It’s caused some hurt feelings on both sides but a tweet posted by Megatron may have meant that both sides have smoothed things over.
— Calvin Johnson Jr. (@calvinjohnsonjr) January 12, 2022
Posting a pic of him in a hallway at Ford Field, Johnson tweeted, “Back in the Lions Den.” The Lions retweeted Megatron’s post.
Many have assumed that the Lions paid Calvin his money but that’s just speculation. Many others are just happy that they seemed to have buried the hatchet and that’s what’s important.
Who knows if this means Johnson is going to be hired to an actual position within the team but given head coach Dan Campbell has his players so motivated that they’ll run through a wall for him, bringing on someone like Calvin Johnson to his staff, could be a major asset for the Lions next season.