Despite being voted into the Pro Bowl for his 6th consecutive year, Calvin Johnson may have played his last home game at Ford Field Sunday.
With a $24 million cap hit next year, the Lions may be forced to move on from the 30-year old receiver. In the past three weeks, Johnson only has caught five passes, a career low.
“I don’t know,” Johnson said when being asked about his future with the Lions, via ESPN.com. “I don’t know.”
Despite not being targeted near as much in the past few weeks, fan favorite Johnson still has over 1,000 yards on the season, and no doubt is still able to make large impact on the field and draw double teams. However, there is no doubt that the Lions can afford to pay his 24 millions cap hit next year.
When asked whether he would take a paycut, Calvin Johnson said “We’ll consider those things when or if they happen.”
The 2016 salary cap is expected to be around $150 million, which would leave around $20 million in cap space for 2016 as the Lions already have around $129 million committed to players.
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The Lions take on the Chicago Bears next Sunday, which could be Johnson’s last with the Detroit Lions.