Calvin Johnson's Message To Mathew Stafford Will Have Lions Fans Reminiscing

These two were a dynamic duo.

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If you are a Detroit Lions fan (god bless you), then you are well aware of how prolific the Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson duo was. Between 2012 and 2015, these two were unstoppable, and for a while there, the Lions actually looked like a good football team. They made the playoffs a couple of times, and they gave teams like the Green Bay Packers a run for their money. Eventually, their union came to an end after the 2015 season, when Johnson decided to retire early.

Since that time, Stafford struggled for a few years in Detroit before eventually being traded to the Rams, where he won a Super Bowl on Sunday. In his first year away from the Lions, he took home the Lombardi Trophy, which just goes to show the power of leaving a bad situation.

Calvin Johnson's Message To Mathew Stafford Will Have Lions Fans Reminiscing
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As one can imagine, Johnson was absolutely stoked for his former teammate. Yesterday, the Lions legend took to Instagram, where he referenced his and Stafford's Georgia football playing days. Needless to say, if you're a Lions fan, you're probably feeling a bit nostalgic.

"From a Yellowjacket to a Bulldog, job well done #9," Johnson wrote on Instagram.


Hopefully for Stafford, he can one day find himself in the Hall of Fame, alongside Johnson.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.