The release of Detroit Lions veteran safety Glover Quin will certainly be felt on the football field. But if there’s anything we’ve learned from his six years in Detroit, he’ll be especially missed in the locker room before and after the games.
Quin was the ultimate professional with the media—winning the 2018 Detroit Lions Media Friendly Good Guy Award—and he was the ideal teammate. Throughout his entire time in Detroit, Lions players lauded Quin’s effort to teach, mentor and lead by example.
So after Friday’s release, several Lions players (past and present) went to social media to pay their respects for the man that taught them so much. Here’s a sampling of the outpour of love.
(We’ll continue to update this post as more come in.)
Best leader i’ve ever been around man! 2 7 i appreciate you for everything! True professional and I hate to see you go OG! All love! https://t.co/mEilIvpaHc— Nino (@qdiggs6) February 15, 2019
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The definition of a leader man! Taught me so much about the game and life in general! These 4 years will never be forgotten OG! Guess me and Slay will have to FT you everyday while we chillin in the locker room, or you can just let us stay at the crib with you and the fam! Always love big bro and will always appreciate the lessons!
It was a pleasure to play with GQ! Learned so much from him. Best wishes to whatever is next to him and his family!— DK (@DevonKennard) February 15, 2019
And here’s a sampling just from the comment section of Quin’s Instagram post.
Quandre Diggs: “OG always!!
Stephen Tulloch: “Legendary, one of the best teammates I’ve ever played with. A TRUE PROS PRO. Respect GQ”
Marvin Jones Jr.: “OG ishhhh .... love ya brotha!!!”
Joique Bell: “True pro!”
Devon Kennard: “Man being your teammate for a year was a major blessing. Taught me a lot by your daily habits and the way you approach the game and life! Major blessing to you and your fam.”
Ezekiel Ansah: “Class!!!”
James Ihedigbo: “Legendary!!! #GodsPlan”
Rafael Bush: “One of the best no question!”