In case you didn’t know, Calvin Johnson is in the news a lot. Unfortunately, as of late, it seems his media attention is equal parts Sunday performance and colleague criticism.
There’s always an NFL analyst or fellow player commenting on Johnson’s lack of “eliteness.” It’s not that they think he’s not a great wide receiver, it’s just so many of them don’t believe he’s among the best.
What – ever.
It seems ESPN analyst Cris Carter feels he hasn’t quite made his point abundantly clear yet. Back in August, Carter released a list of his top wide receivers in the NFL. His list went like this: 1. Andre Johnson, 2. Larry Fitzgerald, 3. Greg Jennings, 4. Reggie Wayne, 5. DeSean Jackson, 6. Roddy White.
Fast forward to present time.
Despite calling Johnson a “phenomenal” player, Carter went on to say:
Carter said there are “really four elite wide receivers” in the NFL: Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers, Roddy White of the Atlanta Falcons, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals and Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans.
And to that, Matthew Stafford emerged from his month-long Twitter drought to post this:
You tell ‘em, Stafford. » Continue reading “Calvin Johnson: Not an Elite Wide Receiver?”