- A few days ago, Pro Football Focus had a “foundation draft” that had Matthew Stafford as just the 14th-ranked quarterback to build a franchise around.
SB Nation did a similar draft this week, throwing all current quarterbacks into a draft and drafting them to new teams based on their value for the future. This time, Stafford went fifth overall to... the Chicago Bears. To make things even more crazy, with the ninth overall pick in the draft, the Detroit Lions took... Aaron Rodgers.
- Lions Wire finished their All-Matt Millen team with the defense. Click, if you dare.
- The Detroit Lions currently have two of the top 15 most-watched sports games of 2017:
Top 20 most watched sporting events in the US for the first half of 2017 (compiled by @paulsen_smw) pic.twitter.com/vVVNM69tb1— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 13, 2017
- CBS Sports writer Sean Wagner-McGough thinks the Lions are the seventh most likely team to finish last in the NFL this year.
- Though free agent running back Joique Bell barely made an impact in 2016, he’s ready to compete in this upcoming season:
FA RB @JoiqueBell: I've never been an injury prone player. I feel better than I have in a long time, physically. Just waiting on the call— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) July 13, 2017
- It looks like Kirk Cousins may not get a new deal with Washington, meaning Stafford will only have Derek Carr’s deal as a baseline for an extension.
- For some weekend listening, our own Ryan Mathews joined Windy City Gridiron radio to talk Lions-Bears:
Additionally, I joined Chicago Bears Review to preview the Lions season and talk about new uniforms: