The Detroit Lions' situation at kicker for next season is an interesting one. You have long-time Lions kicker Jason Hanson recovering from an injury and hoping to once again be Detroit's starter at the position, but you also have Dave Rayner, who did an excellent job filling in for Hanson at the end of last season.
For the Lions, the ideal scenario would be to bring back Rayner as a backup plan in case Hanson suffers a setback or isn't ready to go at the start of next season. This would give the Lions a solid kicker either way, but it may not be the best option for Rayner, who thinks he could land a job elsewhere.
"I think what I did last year definitely will help me, whether I'm here or not. I don't think I'm going to have a hard time finding a job, I would say. Not being arrogant about it, but saying that I did enough last year and I played in the league enough that I would love to be here, but at the same time I think I'm in the shape right now where I could go win a job wherever something calls."
Rayner went on to say that he "would love to be here," but he realizes that it's not necessarily going to be up to him. It will depend largely on Hanson's health and what the front office wants to do. Rayner admitted he hasn't thought about what he will do if it comes down to having an offer with another team or staying in Detroit to compete with Hanson, but if that does happen, you can bet it will be a tough choice for Rayner to make.