Although nothing is official yet when it comes to Calvin Johnson's future, many people are already discussing what's next for the Detroit Lions wide receiver. And that means plenty of Hall of Fame speculation.
Former San Francisco 49ers safety Ronnie Lott, a Hall of Famer himself (Class of 2000), thinks Johnson will be inducted in his first year of eligibility.
Fellow Hall of Famer Andre Reed (Class of 2014), who played 15 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, isn't so sure.
Via the Free Press:
The biggest factor working against Johnson, as both Lott and Reed point out, is his lack of longevity. If he does retire this year, he will have played fewer than 10 seasons in the NFL. As dominant as he was during that span, that's typically not enough time to rack up a first-ballot résumé.
Johnson will be eligible for entry into the Hall of Fame in 2021, if he does not return for the 2016 season.