The Detroit Lions may still have nearly $30 million in unused cap space for the 2020 season, but for the most part, the offseason acquisitions are done. The Lions had an aggressive plan to overhaul the defense and had the capital to make some major moves.
The NFL Draft, too, is in the books, and the Lions came out with relatively positive reviews. While some may be disappointed Detroit couldn’t turn the third overall pick into some extra draft capital, most agreed that Jeff Okudah was the right pick. Lions general manager Bob Quinn followed that up by getting a dynamic offensive weapon in D’Andre Swift in the second, and got a crowd-pleaser in edge defender Julian Okwara in the third.
Put it all together and, on the surface, it seems like the Lions put together a pretty respectable offseason—especially when you compare it to the likes of their division rivals. The Packers arguably got worse, while the Chicago Bears added a backup quarterback and called it a day.
Have the offseason moves inspired any Lions fans, though? When we last checked in with our readers, they only gave Quinn a 38 percent approval rating following free agency. Here’s a look at how Quinn has been viewed by Lions fans since being hired back in 2016.
April 2020: 38 percent approval
November 2019: 28 percent approval
October 2019: 95 percent approval
May 2019: 88 percent approval
April 2019: 90 percent approval
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
Now with five offseasons in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to evaluate Quinn’s performance. I purposely waited a few weeks after the draft to allow for initial emotions to settle down.
Given where the Lions are now, do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as Lions general manager? Vote in the poll below:
Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as Detroit Lions general manager?
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