The biggest NFL news so far today is . He has been trending on Twitter ever since the news broke, and there was even a " new contract#CalvinJohnsonIpodPlaylist" hashtag trending (Justin Durant and some other Detroit Lions players were having fun with the news about Johnson's new contract).
The nice thing about Twitter is that we can get the reaction of athletes to stories as soon as they break, and quite a few Lions players shared their thoughts on Johnson's new contract. Here are just a few of the tweets:
Congrats to @Bigplaycj and the lions. Couldn't happen to a better guy! Glad to have him back for a while!— Matthew Stafford (@Staff_9) March 14, 2012
Congrats to@Bigplaycj you deserve every bit of it and some...— Cliff Avril (@cliffavril) March 14, 2012
Goes about everything the way a player should. Well deserved.— DeAndre Levy (@drelevy) March 14, 2012
Former Lions running back Barry Sanders and head coach Jim Schwartz also shared their thoughts on the new deal.
Great day for the NFL, Lions, and city of Detroit as Calvin Johnson signs an 8-year deal to potentially keep him a Lion for life.— Jim Schwartz (@jschwartzlions) March 14, 2012
Makes you feel good to see a guy like Calvin be rewarded like this.— Jim Schwartz (@jschwartzlions) March 14, 2012
Even Miami Heat star LeBron James felt compelled to tweet about Johnson's new deal.
Wow "Megatron" got a MegaDeal! Congrats to him and the city of Detroit!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 14, 2012
Johnson's new contract is indeed a "MegaDeal."