ALLEN PARK -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson still has a long way to go before he's considered one of the greatest players to ever play in the NFL, but he's well on his way to threatening some of records at his position.
Last season, Johnson racked up 1,681 receiving yards, the seventh best total of all-time, and just 167 yards short of the mark set by Jerry Rice in 1995.
In a recent interview with ESPN the Magazine, Johnson spoke on his lofty personal goals for the upcoming season.
"My goal is to have 100 yards for my team every game. If I can just keep that average up, I feel like I'm helping my team. Who knows, sky's the limit."
In 2011, Johnson reached the 100-yard plateau in eight of the team's 16 regular season games. In fact, Johnson fell short of the 100-yard mark five consecutive weeks in the second half of the season before exploding for 560 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions' final three contests.
He added another 211-yard, two-touchdown performance against the New Orleans Saints in the opening round of the playoffs.
If Johnson can develop into an even more consistent threat, is a 2,000-yard campaign within reach?
"Don't put anything past what Calvin can do," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "He's pretty special."
Johnson also believes the record-breaking feat is a possibility.
"When I look back on the season, there's a lot of things we did miss last year. No, we're not going to be perfect, but hey, nothing is impossible."