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Wednesday open thread: Was trading Quandre Diggs a mistake?

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In a shocking move, the Lions shipped Quandre Diggs off to Seattle Tuesday. Was doing so a mistake?

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The Lions made a shocking move Tuesday afternoon when they traded away safety Quandre Diggs and a seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. The move sent Lions twitter into a frenzy—fans, media, and players alike.

Question of the day: Was trading away Quandre Diggs a mistake?

My answer: Under the circumstances, yes.

The Lions are in the middle of a critical stretch of their season, needing wins the next couple weeks to keep their playoff hopes alive. To trade away a defensive captain, much to the players’ displeasure, is not the way to keep the locker room intact.

Not to mention, the Lions netted less than a fifth-round pick for him. I’m not saying he’s worth a ton more (the market for a non-elite safety isn’t that big, especially mid-season), but I can’t imagine his value would drop a ton between now and the offseason. It’s just brutal to rip a player like that away from the locker room given where the Lions are at right now.

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Was trading away Quandre Diggs a mistake?

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  • 72%
    Yes
    (1927 votes)
  • 27%
    No
    (730 votes)
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