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Wednesday open thread: How long will it be before the Lions win a Super Bowl?

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It might be a while.

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The Kansas City Chiefs are a smaller market team with passionate fans who have endured thick and thin to break a 50-year Super Bowl winning drought. It sounds eerily similar to our beloved Detroit Lions fan base, only there’s no drought to be broken since the Lions are generally bad at football.

Question of the day: How long will it be before the Lions win a Super Bowl?

My answer: I’d give it 14-17 years.

We’re at the end of an era now where football kingpins such as Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Big Ben, etc. have or are preparing to make their exits, ushering in a new era ruled by Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, etc.

If the Lions falter again and decide to move on from Stafford in 2-3 years, that could usher in a new regime, new franchise quarterback, and new shot to establish a new culture that makes them contenders.

From there, they could cycle through two regimes / franchise quarterbacks in four years each and hit on the third one, giving him 4-5 years to hit his prime and take the Lions all the way.

Come on, statistically speaking, the Lions have got to get there soon right?

Your turn.

Poll

How long until the Lions win a Super Bowl?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    1-5 years
    (392 votes)
  • 15%
    6-10 years
    (166 votes)
  • 5%
    11-15 years
    (57 votes)
  • 4%
    16-20 years
    (53 votes)
  • 39%
    21+ years
    (437 votes)
1105 votes total Vote Now