It’s NFL Draft week, and for Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn, this could be the most important few days of his entire Lions career. This year’s draft is monumentally important for the franchise, and in order to regain the fans’ trust in himself and head coach Matt Patricia, Quinn could really use a big playmaker or two in this year’s draft.
But before we take on the 2019 NFL Draft, let’s see where Lions fans currently stand on their opinion of the general manager.
When we last checked in our our approval ratings, Quinn experienced a big boost in approval for no real apparent reason. Just before we entered free agency, Quinn’s approval shot to 76 percent, despite ending the year with less than half of fans approving of his job. Take a look:
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
Since then, the Lions had themselves a free agency. They went out and got top players at the cornerback, tight end and edge positions, all while maintaining a very manageable cap in 2019. That being said, the way those contracts are structured, the Lions could have some issues down the line. That’s a problem Lions fans are familiar with, as it was part of the reason Detroit could keep talented players like Ndamukong Suh around under the previous regime.
Still, you have to admire Quinn’s aggressiveness after a very disappointing free agency period in 2018. You can start to see the vision he and Patricia have of this team, it’s just a matter of seeing any sort of positive on-field results at this point.
So before this extremely important draft, let’s check in one more time.
Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing? Vote in the poll below.
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