In recent months, former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter has drawn the ire of Detroit Lions fans for his comments about Calvin Johnson. Johnson has been left out of Carter's top five receivers list and even described by Carter as a player that is only great in video games.
Just last week, Carter got into hot water with Lions fans and even Matthew Stafford for saying that Johnson isn't an elite wide receiver. Despite catching two touchdown passes in each of the first three games, Carter didn't consider Johnson elite.
Stafford tweeted about the latest anti-Megatron comments and wondered if eight touchdowns in four weeks would change Carter's mind. It turns out Stafford's tweet was right on, because after Johnson caught two more touchdowns on Sunday and led the Lions to a comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys, Carter had this to say on ESPN Radio on Monday morning:
"Right now, Calvin Johnson — there’s a king in every crowd, and he’s the king of the National Football League as far as wide receivers," Carter said.
ESPN's Merril Hoge took it a step further and said Johnson has been the NFL's MVP so far this season.