When Martha Ford shared a formal announcement that placed the current regime on the hot seat, expectations were clear: the Lions have to win in 2020 or there will be major changes.
With that announcement came expectations; fans anticipated moves that resembled going all-in, the retention of cornerstone players and the addition of new stars. Instead, it seems things are going the opposite way.
All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay is on the trading block. Graham Glasgow, an elite guard, is very likely to hit free agency. Damon “Snacks” Harrison is getting cut after a down season (six months after being given an extension with considerable guaranteed money), while fellow defensive tackles Mike Daniels and A’Shawn Robinson will be free agents.
Question of the day: What the heck is Bob Quinn doing?
Lemme tell ya something. You thought the Lions made a splash in free agency last year? Get ready for a tsunami.
If the Lions really are turning over the defensive roster as much as it seems, then they’ll have lots of holes to fill. After the Snacks release, the Lions are projected to have roughly $53 million in cap space. If the Lions ship off Slay, that opens up more cap space and would add a high-level pick that will likely be in this year’s draft, leading to more immediate impact.
With so much ground to cover by the start of the season, don’t be surprised if Bob Quinn starts throwing money like he’s at a nightclub. Whether or not it works is still to be seen.
Do you think Bob Quinn has a plan, or is this 2020 team a lost cause? Let us know in the comments.