Calvin Johnson, Lions agree to eight-year, $132 million deal
Allen Park — The Lions will announce at 1 p.m. press conference Wednesday that they have signed receiver Calvin Johnson to the richest deal ever given in the NFL.
The new eight-year contract that keeps Johnson in Detroit through 2019 is worth nearly $132 million, with $60 million guaranteed.
Johnson’s current contract, which was set to expire after the 2012 season, has been replaced. Johnson signed that contract after the Lions made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft.
“Congrats to @bigplayCJ and the Lions,” wrote quarterback Matthew Stafford on Twitter. “Couldn’t happen to a better guy! Glad to have him back for a while!”
Here are Calvin Johnson’s NFL statistics:
2007: 48 receptions, 756 yards, 15.8-yard average, 4 TDs
2008: 78 receptions, 1,331 yards, 17.1-yard average, 12 TDs
2009: 67 receptions, 984 yards, 14.7-yard average, 5 TDs
2010: 77 receptions, 1,120 yards, 14.5-yard average, 12 TDs
2011: 96 receptions, 1,681 yards, 17.5-yard average, 16 TDs
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