Records Week is coming to an end here at SB Nation. If you missed it, we had two different articles this week discussing the Detroit Lions and NFL records. First, we talked about whether any current NFL wide receivers were capable of beating the Lions’ most impressive note in the record book: Calvin Johnson’s 1,964-yard season back in 2012.
Later, Ryan Mathews talked about whether Matthew Stafford could set the career passing yards record, which is very much a realistic possibility.
Now, let’s talk about the 2018 Detroit Lions. There’s quite a bit of optimism surrounding the team this year, so it’s certainly possible that they set a record of their own this season. Today’s Question of the Day is:
What record could the 2018 Detroit Lions break?
My answer: I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Jamal Agnew has a shot at breaking the single season record for punt return touchdowns. Currently, that record only stands at four. In his rookie season, Agnew was able to notch two, which ties him for 17th-most in a season with about 90 other guys.
But Agnew is still in a spot where he’s young enough that teams may not decide to kick away from him. Sure, he earned All-Pro honors last year, but I don’t think he’s established himself enough to strike fear in his opponents yet. Therefore, I think he’ll still get some opportunities, and we all know what he is capable of.