Jerry Rice: Calvin Johnson has a long way to go before he can be considered the greatest

Former 49ers Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice told USA TODAY Sports that Lions wide out Calvin Johnson has a long way to go before he can be considered the greatest of all time.

“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 via Word on the Game.    “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.”

You have to give Rice credit for stating the obvious,  which is probably why he’s no longer on television.

Johnson is only 28 years-old.  Of course he has a long way to go.

 

  • Mike

    After Rice’s comments about Johnson last year, I have to believe there is some jealously involved.