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Tuesday open thread: Do you approve of the Lions re-signing Romeo Okwara?

The Lions are keeping their top defensive player of 2020 in the fold.

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The echo from the starting gun for the NFL’s legal tampering period could still be heard by the time the Detroit Lions made what will likely be their biggest signing of this offseason.

Romeo Okwara, one of the few bright spots of the Lions defense from a year ago, re-signed with the team to the tune of three years and $39 million on the first day of legal tampering. And for a team that’s been starving for any semblance of a pass rush since 2014, re-signing Okwara seems to be a commitment from the new regime of general manager Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell to not dig themselves into an even deeper hole.

This brings us to today’s Question of the Day...

Do you approve of the Lions re-signing Romeo Okwara?

If you’re a listener of our PODcast, you know I wasn’t very keen on the idea of re-signing Romeo Okwara considering the Lions cap situation, their abundance of needs elsewhere, and his lack of productivity over the first four seasons of his NFL career. However, there’s no denying Okwara truly had a breakout season in 2020—and at just the right time to cash in:

The franchise tag didn’t seem to be an option whatsoever considering the hefty price tag—$16.1 million—but with a deal that’s reportedly worth “up to $39 million” according to The Athletic’s Chris Burke, this seems like a pretty reasonable, potentially incentive-laden deal that will keep one of Detroit’s promising young players intact while the team rebuilds at large.

Your turn.

Poll

Do you approve of the Lions re-signing Romeo Okwara?

This poll is closed

  • 94%
    Yes
    (1019 votes)
  • 5%
    No
    (59 votes)
1078 votes total Vote Now