So while those who like to downplay situations like this while continue to say, It’s no big deal, the reality is that 31 starting quarterbacks currently are all in. And one is all out. And he happens to also be the greatest quarterback of all time.
One big reason why the Packers aren’t starting over is Rodgers. Passing game coordinator Jim Hostler said the offense really won’t look any different from the eye because having Rodgers around to run it ensures that things will remain familiar even with tweaks around the edges.
Calvin Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL after the 2015 season, but he revealed Saturday that he wanted to leave a year earlier while also ending any speculation that he might return.
At a Detroit-area football camp, Johnson said his dad talked him into playing for another year.
I told him, I was like, ‘Dad, I don’t think I can do it no more.’ I was like, ‘I don’t think I can keep coming out there running miles a day.’ He was like, ‘You think you can get one more?’ I thought about it. … I was like, ‘All right, I can do it one more time, Johnson said, per the Detroit Free Press.
Johnson ended his career after nine seasons, all spent in Detroit, and went on to play in every game during the 2015 season, but said the final few weeks he was so stressed out about how he was going to tell then-coach Jim Caldwell.