It has now been over a month since the 2017 NFL Draft. We’ve all had some time to get over our initial reactions to the Detroit Lions’ nine picks and really digest Bob Quinn’s selections. Now seems like a good time to evaluate Bob Quinn and his popularity with Lions fans.
When we last polled the audience, Quinn’s approval rating was at its absolute highest. Just before the draft took place, Quinn polled in at a near-unanimous 97 percent approval rating. Here’s how Quinn has polled since becoming general manager in January 2016.
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
Since our last polling, the Lions have made their 2017 draft selections, along with a dozen or so undrafted free agent signings. While it’s still way too early to completely judge those selections, there was another piece of news this past month that relates heavily to Quinn’s popularity: Calvin Johnson feeling like he was mistreated when he retired last year.
Though Calvin refused to explain exactly what went wrong, all indications seem to point to Detroit recouping $320,000 of Johnson’s signing bonus as the sticking point—even though they could have legally claimed up to $3.2 million. The issue was complicated days after this news when Johnson showed up to the Oakland Raiders’ organized team activities to see a former coach and help out with Raiders receivers.
Whether Quinn made a mistake or not by recouping the $320,000 is a matter of opinion, but there’s little doubt the move has made the Lions organization look bad in the eyes of the national public.
Does that hurt your opinion of Bob Quinn or is it just about winning to you? The June 2017 approval poll for Bob Quinn is now open. Vote below.
Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as Detroit Lions general manager?
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