When we last touched base about Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn, people were steaming mad. The Lions were 0-2, and a couple of Quinn’s second round picks—A’Shawn Robinson and Teez Tabor—weren’t making the slightest of contributions.
As a result, the GM polled in at just a 26 percent approval rate, his lowest by over 40 percentage points.
Since that game, the Lions have gone 2-1, and Quinn’s rookie class has been a big part of that. Frank Ragnow has locked down the left guard position nicely, Kerryon Johnson is arguably the best rookie running back right now, Tracy Walker has made nice plays in a limited role, and Da’Shawn Hand is a beast.
But before we get into this week’s approval poll, let’s look back at Quinn’s history with the fanbase:
September 2018: 26 percent approval
May 2018: 89 percent approval
March 2018: 83 percent approval
February 2018: 92 percent approval
November 2017: 78 percent approval
October 2017: 82 percent approval
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
In addition to the emergence of Quinn’s impressive rookie class, a few of the team’s most puzzling moves have turned out for the better. One of the most hated decisions by Quinn was adding Romeo Okwara for Anthony Zettel, but Lions fans have quickly forgotten about redwood trees’ No. 1 enemy after Okwara’s two-sack performance against the Packers.
But we can’t pretend here that Quinn is a flawless mastermind. One of his most notable free agency signings this offseason—Sylvester Williams—has lost his starting job already and played in just one snap against the Packers. And while guys like Kenny Golladay and Jamal Agnew have played well above their draft position, a few picks still stick out as potential busts. Teez Tabor, Miles Killebrew and Jarrad Davis have yet to live up to expectations, and the clock is running out for a couple of those guys.
So putting that all together, are you confident that Bob Quinn is the right man for the job? Do you think he’s doing enough as the Detroit Lions general manager? Vote in the poll below:
Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as Lions GM?
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