DETROIT, Mich. (WOOD)— Detroit’s Megatron is adding to speculation that he may retire early.
“Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future,” Johnson said in a statement released to WDIV Wednesday. “I would expect to have a decision regarding this matter in the not-too-distant future,” he added.
The Lions said Wednesday they understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought to his future in the NFL.
Johnson has declined to say if he will restructure his contract, which calls for him to count $24 million against the salary cap next season when he turns 31.
Johnson joined the Lions in 2007. Despite recent injuries, he’s set and retained the majority of Detroit’s receiving records.
Johnson also holds the NFL all-time record for receiving yards per game, according to the team’s website.