Contact Us

Is Calvin Johnson the NFL’s Best Player? — Sports Survey of the Day

Calvin Johnson
Rob Carr, Getty Images

Calvin Johnson had a game for the ages in the Detroit Lions’ Week 8 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He caught a video game-esque 14 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown, making catches against anywhere from one to three defenders all over him. Is Megatron the best player in the NFL?

Johnson battled a knee injury earlier this season, forcing him to miss the Lions’ Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers, and rendering him ineffective the following week against the Cleveland Browns. Despite this, he still leads the NFL in receiving yards with 821, and his seven touchdown catches are tied for fifth in the NFL. His 117.3 yards per game are tops in the NFL.

While his numbers are certainly impressive, it may be hard to call Johnson the best player in the game, given that the NFL is such a quarterback driven league. Given all of the success that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has had this year, an argument can easily be made for him to claim the designation as the NFL’s best player over Johnson.

Is Calvin Johnson the NFL’s best player?

More from Newstalk

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk1280.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on NewsTalk 1280 WGBF quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on NewsTalk 1280 WGBF quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!