Each week, as part of game preview articles, I’ll be using the Question of the Day post to examine the roster of the Detroit Lions’ upcoming opponent. I’ll sort through their top players, narrowing the list based on a few key aspects (like being currently active), then present the following question to the fans base:
Which player on the Bears would you want on the Lions roster?
The first question to consider is, are you looking for an offensive player with youth for the long-term rebuild, or do you want an instant impact defender? Because the Bears have two of each.
Justin Fields, QB (Age: 22) His first NFL start was a disaster but if he is your choice, then you're playing the long game here. Yes, the Lions had a chance to grab him in the last draft and passed on him for LT Penei Sewell, but there is a revisionist scenario where they may have been able to land both. If the Lions had accepted the Carolina Panthers offer for Matthew Stafford, rumors are it would have included the eighth overall pick, and if that was the case, I believe they would have landed both Sewell and Fields.
Allen Robinson, WR (Age: 28) The Detroit native would be the best receiver the Lions have had since Calvin Johnson (sorry, Kenny Golladay). A dominating No. 1 receiver, if he ever gets to play with someone who can get him the ball, he will explode. He just turned 28 years old a month ago and is in prime position for a big contract with all indications being that he doesn't want it to be with the Bears. A free agent in 2022, would he consider returning home and making this theoretical question reality?
Akiem Hicks, DL (Age: 31) One of the most criminally underrated players in the NFL, Hicks is a dominating interior defensive lineman who offensive lineman (not named Frank Ragnow) rarely get the best of. A rare 330 pounder who excels both against the run and as a pass rusher. His age is the only drawback for me.
Khalil Mack, EDGE (Age: 30) Six-time Pro Bowler and 2016 defensive MVP, Mack plays a premium position and is one of the top players at his position. There’s not a lot of weakness to his game, and despite hitting the 30-years-old mark, he is still dominating on a weekly basis.
My choice: Khalil Mack
I know I am cheating a bit against my “availability” rules, because he has not practiced this week, but he’s like Aaron Rodgers in that I always expect he will suit up against the Lions, no matter what the practice report says.
Am I right? Wrong? Which Bear would you steal away?