In continuing our fan approval rating polls, let’s turn our attention to the Detroit Lions’ general manager Bob Quinn.
It has been the definition of a roller-coaster year for the general manager. Things got off to a rocky start, and many blamed Quinn’s earlier drafts for Detroit’s woes. Players like A’Shawn Robinson, Teez Tabor and Taylor Decker all struggled out of the gates. While Teez obviously never turned things around, Quinn’s overall drafting actually looked better as the season went on—especially for his 2018 draft class which included four players who have offered significant contributions this season: Frank Ragnow, Kerryon Johnson, Tracy Walker and Da’Shawn Hand. Even fifth-round pick Tyrell Crosby got a little playing time in there.
And then there were the two huge in-season trades. The move to grab Damon Harrison Sr. for a fifth round pick remains Quinn’s most savvy move as a general manager. Trading away Golden Tate, however, was an extremely divisive move and one that proved very costly for the 2018 season.
As a result, his approval rating has been all over the place this season.
November 2018: 41 percent approval
October 2018: 70 percent approval
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
Of course, there was one more monumental decision Quinn made this season: hiring Matt Patricia. This will ultimately prove to be Bob Quinn’s make-or-break move, as the two seemed inevitably tied at the hip. Obviously, the early returns aren’t all that promising, but it’s still pretty early.
So what are your overall thoughts on the job Bob Quinn as doing as the Lions general manager?
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Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as Lions GM?
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