- In his exit interview with the media, Marvin Jones expressed disappointment in his 2016 season. “I didn’t have a good season,” he told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Jones started the season with 482 yards in the first four games, but would finish with 448 in the final 11 games of the regular season. He also had a career-high six dropped passes.
- However, Jones promises he’ll be back and better than ever next year:
- Speaking of Detroit Lions receivers, Jace Billingsley may have not seen the field in 2016, but he recognizes the accomplishment of being promoted to the 53-man roster in the final two weeks of the season.
- Earlier, we pointed out the Lions’ need for a linebacker. In Sports Illustrated’s latest mock draft, they have the Lions taking linebacker Zach Cunningham from Vanderbilt at 21.
- Matthew Stafford joined Tori Petry to talk about his finger injury and his overall thoughts on the 2016 season:
.@sportstori sat down with Matthew Stafford to look back on the 2016 season: https://t.co/SWGl6RGSz4 pic.twitter.com/DljBTOsYar— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 11, 2017
- Ty Finch of SideLion Report broke down the good, the bad and the ugly from the 2016 Detroit Lions season.
- Of the four teams eliminated from the playoffs on Wild Card weekend, ESPN believes the Lions are only the third-most equipped team to return in 2017. (ESPN Insider required)
- There’s a football league in development in California that hopes to offer a paying alternative to college football. The league also hopes to focus more on development for the NFL. It is scheduled to begin in 2018.