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Calvin Johnson: Hall of Fame Worthy?

By Jim Mastrucci
Feb. 22, 2017

On the surface, the question seems relatively easy.  Should Calvin Johnson be in the NFL Hall of Fame?  Knee jerk reaction is yes, of course, why wouldn't he be in the Hall of Fame?  But then you ask yourself, if Terrell Owens is having trouble getting in, how in the world will Calvin Johnson get in?

Terrell Owens has been snubbed again for the Hall of Fame and will continue to be for years to come.

Owens is 2nd in receiving yards, 8th in receptions and 3rd in Touchdown receptions.  He is not in .  Let that sink in.  

Calvin Johnson is 29th in receiving yards, 43rd in receptions and 22nd in Touchdown receptions.  Hardly Hall of Fame level statistics.

This is just a short list of players who WILL get in before Calvin Johnson is even considered.  

Terrell Owens

Randy Moss

Larry Fitzgerald

Jason Witten

Anquan Boldin

Reggie Wayne

Andre Johnson

Steve Smith


Those are just 8 examples.  Calvin Johnson has quite the hill to climb to begin to garner any consideration.  

Randy Moss is just one of many players standing in between Calvin Johnson and the Hall of Fame.

One thing I will not argue is his talent level.  Out of this world talent level.  Definitely without a doubt has Hall of Fame talent.  I am just unable to justify putting in a player who ranks so low on the all time receiving statistics list in the Hall of Fame above players who played longer, and statistically did more.  

Is it possible that EVENTUALLY Calvin gets in?  Of course. However, eventually most likely means 30+ years.