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Friday open thread: Which opt out was the biggest loss for the Lions?

The Lions had three players opt out before the deadline.

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The Detroit Lions had three players opt out of the 2020 NFL season before last Thursday’s opt-out deadline. Those are wide receiver Geronimo Allison, offensive lineman Russell Bodine, and defensive lineman John Atkins.

Question of the day: Which opt out was the biggest loss for the Lions?

My answer: I think it most definitely was Geronimo Allison.

None of the three positions are positions that are terrible difficult to replace: WR4, a backup offensive lineman, and a meh nose tackle. All three of those are positions where you can sign a free agent any day of the season and they just might be better than the guy you had previously.

I would say Allison just because the Lions utilize his position the most. Given the vertical nature of Darrell Bevell’s offense, the Lions went with three or four receivers on the field more often than usual. When compared to a reserve offensive lineman and a nose tackle who might not have made the roster anyways given the Lions’ draft picks, it’s a pretty clear choice.

Your turn.

Poll

Which opt out was the biggest loss for the Lions?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Geronimo Allison
    (160 votes)
  • 17%
    Russell Bodine
    (66 votes)
  • 38%
    John Atkins
    (141 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now