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Former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young Claims He’s Better Than Calvin Johnson

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Last season, Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions made a huge statement when it comes to being one of the league’s top wide receivers after setting a single-season record with 1,964 receiving yards to go along with five touchdowns. While Johnson will always be Matthew Stafford‘s favorite target on offense, it appears a former teammate believes he’s better than Megatron–Titus Young.

The Lions recently parted ways with the troubled wideout after two seasons consisting of numerous problems, but not before taking the time to claim he was a better wide receiver than Johnson. In two season with Detroit, Young caught 81 passes for 990 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns–which doesn’t even come close to the type of production Johnson displayed this past season alone.

Making claims like this is just one of many examples of why the Lions had so many problems with Young. It would be one thing if a player like Larry Fitzgerald or Andre Johnson made claims like this, but this is Titus Young we’re talking about here.

If anything, Young may have to wait until his fourth season before he even comes close to posting the same receiving yards for his career than Johnson did in the 2012 season alone.

Young clearly has a ton of growing up to do still and it should be interesting to see where his maturity level is at next season now that he’s a member of the St. Louis Rams–who claimed the wideout earlier this week.

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