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Sunday open thread: Should the Detroit Lions take a QB in the first round?

It might be time to prep for a future francise QB.

CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

We may not have reached the offseason quite yet, but NFL Draft talk is already underway, especially with the Lions’ hopes at the postseason well out of reach. The hype behind the top college prospects are starting to grow as we see the best of the best match up against each other during the College Football Playoff.

Most recently, we witnessed a one-sided bout between Clemson and Ohio State where quarterback Justin Fields outdueled Trevor Lawrence—last year was the opposite result. The Lions are in a bit of a pickle with their QB situation. Matthew Stafford more than likely still has what it takes to take this team far if you give him the right pieces, but time is running out, and it’s no guarantee that a new regime will see him as the guy.

A new general manager will take over this team with a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball, but mostly on defense. Still, with a potential top-five overall pick, they might have to consider the future of the franchise and address the most important position in all of football: Quarterback.

Today’s Question of the Day is...

Would you approve of the Lions taking a QB in the first round of next year’s draft?

My answer: Yes.

I don’t think it’s smart to be short-sighted and see that this defense is struggling badly and limit yourself to only picking a defensive player. One of Bob Quinn’s biggest failures was not selecting players at a premium/high-valued position in the first round. Drafting a tight end, a center and a linebacker as three of your five first-round picks is just not acceptable if you ask me. You can find those players later in the draft.

Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn ruined this team. It’s unlikely that one offseason can turn this team around and into a contender, and that’s the hard truth. The next GM is going to have to explore all options, and if a guy like Justin Fields, Zach Wilson or any top-tier QB falls in to their lap and they decide it’s their guy, then I think that’s a very feasible option. We should brace for every possibility whether we like it or not. I would be completely okay with taking a QB in the first round and prepare for the future.

Your turn.

Poll

Would you approve of the Lions selecting a QB in the first round of next year’s draft?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Yes
    (614 votes)
  • 34%
    No
    (329 votes)
943 votes total Vote Now