It’s been a while since we checked in with the public perception of the Detroit Lions. And since it’s the bye week, what better time for a little self reflection?
First up this week, let’s take a look a general manager Bob Quinn. When we last checked in with Quinn, he was riding an impressive 88 percent approval rating following the draft and free agency.
Not a lot has changed since then. The Lions obviously cut down their roster to 53 players, and they were able to pick up Mike Daniels right before the start of training camp. We’ve also seen a couple of small, but notable midseason signings, including running back J.D. McKissic and quarterback Jeff Driskel.
But, most importantly, we’ve seen how his signings have performed thus far. We’ve seen free agent priority Justin Coleman play at a level worth his hefty contract. It hasn’t quite been as lucrative for Detroit’s other big free agency signing, Trey Flowers.
Detroit’s draft picks are off to a bit of a slow start. T.J. Hockenson had a great debut but cooled off quickly. Jahlani Tavai is back to a rotational role after Jarrad Davis returned from injury. Will Harris did a fine job in replacement for Quandre Diggs last week, but has otherwise been a non-factor. It’s obviously way too early to give Quinn a grade of his 2019 draft class, but it’s okay to call it a bit underwhelming if you had high immediate expectations.
But before we go voting on if we approve of the job Quinn is doing, let’s take a look back at his approval ratings through over three years of work:
May 2019: 88 percent approval
April 2019: 90 percent approval
March 2019: 76 percent approval
December 2018: 45 percent approval
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
Alright, time to vote. Make your choice in the poll below and argue your case in the comment section.
Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as Lions general manager?
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