I sure hope I'm jumping to conclusion here, because it would be the end of an extremely admirable run for a top-notch player in the NFL. On my Facebook page, the Detroit Lions official page shared this article: Hanson Placed in Injured/Reserve
Maybe it's just protocol to hash over a player's entire career stats when they're placed on IR. Maybe they just really appreciate Jason. But some weird feeling I get tells me that article is a tell. Jason has had knee issues bugging him the last two or three years. Maybe he's decided since he couldn't make it through a season, it's time to call it a career.
Hopefully I'm overreacting, but just in case of Hanson's departure, what do we do? I don't even know if there's a good kicker in the draft. I know 50% of you will say 'you don't draft kickers', but to that I say 'We drafted Hanson, you damn slappy'. If not through the draft, do we swing a trade for a decent guy, or just hope that some rando falls into our laps and does decently? The one consistent spot on this team for the last 20 years has been #4, and I'd be a little more gloomy next season not seeing his bald head on the field.
In case of Jason Hanson's retirement, what course of action would you like to see the Lions take?
Draft a new kicker worthy of the mantle of Hanson and Murray (74 votes)
Sign some schmuck no other team really wanted and deal with it (11 votes)
Trade for a big name kicker... but who? (5 votes)
90 total votes