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Wednesday open thread: Who will lead the Detroit Lions in receiving yards in 2019?

The Lions have two monster outside receivers in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. returning in 2019. Which one of them will have more receiving yards?

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The Lions are returning two very underrated outside receivers to their team in 2019 in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr.

Golladay, who is entering his third season in the league, broke out last year after the Lions traded away Golden Tate and placed Marvin Jones Jr. on injured reserve, leaving him as quarterback Matthew Stafford’s most reliable receiver.

Jones, on the other hand, starred in his first two seasons with the Lions but went into a slump in the 2018 season, which he failed to complete.

Question of the day: Who will lead the Lions in receiving yards in 2019?

My answer: Marvin Jones Jr.

I’m a little bit biased; I think everybody is on the Babytron Kenny G hype train and it has caused the fan base to sort of forget about Marvin Jones. Jones is notorious for doing well in divisional games, something you always love to see. He also averaged just shy of 1,000 receiving yards in his first two seasons in Detroit, which is no easy feat in the NFL.

I think having a whole offseason to get healthy and in the right mindset paired with the emergence of Kenny Golladay could prove very beneficial if other teams have disregarded him the way some fans have. An improved running game paired with another big receiver who proved over the latter half of 2018 that single man coverage can’t stop him should put Marvin Jones Jr. in a position to have a bounce back year in 2019.

Your turn.


Who will lead the Lions in receiving yards in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Marvin Jones Jr.
    (57 votes)
  • 68%
    Kenny Golladay
    (177 votes)
  • 9%
    Someone else
    (24 votes)
258 votes total Vote Now

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