This week Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman changed his Twitter name to Optimus Prime, since he’ll be in charge of covering Calvin Johnson aka Megatron, for Sunday’s game against the Lions.
Sherman is essentially saying he’s going to shut down Johnson.
“Self-given nickname — if that’s who he wants to be, that’s cool,” said Johnson. “I can use it as motivation, no doubt about it.”
Johnson hasn’t looked great this season, but it seems like the entire Lions offense is out of sync. He’s still definitely one of the top receivers in the game despite a slow start.