clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Detroit Lions approval poll: Bob Quinn (October 2017)

Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as the general manager of the Detroit Lions?

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Now that we’ve officially entered the doldrums of the bye week, it’s time to do a little self-reflection. Bob Quinn is now a good 21 months into his job as the general manager of the Detroit Lions, and we have a pretty good idea of what he’s all about. While both of his draft classes are still to be determined, Quinn has established an identity in Detroit. We know what to expect of him a lot of the time.

Let’s see how his popularity has changed over those 21 months:

August 2017: 95 percent approval
June 2017: 93 percent approval
April 2017: 97 percent approval
February 2017: 93 percent approval
December 2016: 96 percent approval
August 2016: 70 percent approval
June 2016: 86 percent approval
April 2016: 74 percent approval
February 2016: 72 percent approval

Quin is coming off one of his highest approval ratings, which should come as no surprise. Fans were polled just days after Quinn gave Matthew Stafford the biggest contract in NFL history.

But a lot has changed since then. Quinn officially whittled the roster down to 53 men, and through six weeks, we’ve seen both the success and failures of Quinn’s roster building. Here are some of the most notable moves.


  • Building a formidable secondary
  • Adding Jarrad Davis as the future middle linebacker
  • Adding TE Darren Fells to help with blocking and receiving
  • Extending Matthew Stafford, Glover Quin


  • Taking a chance on Greg Robinson
  • Failing to build solid offensive line depth
  • Failing to add solid pass rushers in draft or free agency (Cornelius Washington)
  • Graham Glasgow

As with any general manager, there are going to be some hits and misses. No one is 100 percent. But has Quinn been more of a positive influence than a negative one? Are the Lions headed in the right direction? Do you have confidence in Quinn moving forward?

It’s time to vote.


Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as the Detroit Lions general manager?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    (1257 votes)
  • 8%
    (122 votes)
  • 9%
    (145 votes)
1524 votes total Vote Now

Subscribe to PODD

After winning their first NFC North title in 30 years, the Lions have unfinished business this offseason. Stay updated with Jeremy Reisman through Pride of Detroit Direct, our newsletter offering up exclusive analysis. Sign up with NFCNORTH30 to get 30% off after your free trial.