Calvin Johnson hasn’t said all that much about his decision to retire — in America.
But during a promotional trip to Italy, the former Lions receiver admitted all the losing he was subject to eventually wore him out.
Via the Detroit News, Johnson told the Italian press that the losing coupled with his own injuries made it easier to walk away.
“That’s everybody’s goal, when they come to the league, is to win a Super Bowl,” Johnson said. “That’s the ultimate goal. … I wanted to win it, and like I said, I just didn’t see that opportunity [with the Lions].”
He played 135 games over nine seasons for the Lions, and they were 49-86 in those games.
Source: Pro Football Talk