“Retired life’s good, man,” Johnson said. “My schedule is freed up. It’s not entirely free because I’m doing a little work here and there independently, but it’s been good. I can’t complain. I’m spending time with my family, I’m going to move home soon, so it’s been good.”
Johnson announced his would retire after the 2015 season with the Lions with four years remaining on his contract with the Detroit Lions because he felt the wear on his body.
“You love the game, but it’s hard to do the things you do when you’re feeling like you’re a leg down all the time, literally,” Johnson said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “Or you’re always beat up, even coming into the season. So it’s just not as fun when you’re down, and you got to work your way up. And you can’t really get there because you’re so beat up.”
Johnson accounted for 2,927 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns as a wide receiver at Georgia Tech from 2004-2006.