Calvin Johnson expects someone to break his receiving record soon


It’s been 12 years since Calvin Johnson set the NFL record for single-season receiving yards.

And while five players have come close to eclipsing his 1,964-yard mark since then, only Cooper Kupp has gotten within real striking distance (1,947 yards). However, the six-time Pro Bowler feels it’s a matter of when, not if his record will be broken, and he’s OK with that.

“I mean, it’s bound to fall at some point the way it’s going, so it is what it is,” Johnson said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I held it down, I don’t know even know how long, over a decade now.”

During Johnson’s record-setting 2012 season, he averaged 16.1 yards per reception and 122.8 yards per game, and he did it in just 16 games. Had Johnson played in today’s game, he would have had 2,087 receiving yards over a 17-game season.

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