IFWT Johnson x Rice

Jerry Rice thinks Calvin Johnson is a great player. But a long way from the greatest.

Shay Marie

“I think it’s great that they’re still talking about me after my career’s over. [Johnson] still has a ways to go,” Rice said. “We’re just going to let this guy continue to develop, and if he should break the majority of my records or break all my records, I’ll be the first one to congratulate him. But I know the sacrifice that you have to put into it. It takes a lot of dedication, a lot of hard work.”

“I think [Johnson] has gotten so much better route running, and he doesn’t just rely on his jumping ability anymore,” Rice said. “That’s why he’s called Megatron. He’s a hell of a lot [to handle] on that football field. . . . I wish him the best. I know what type of work ethic he has. He’s a complete player.”

I say we wait till Johnson’s career is over and then compare the two.