Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin is one of the best
By J.D. Laker
Through the first three games of the new regular season, Detroit Lions’ Glover Quin has quietly become a premiere NFL safety.
Let us take a moment to forget about last week’s debacle against the Atlanta Falcons and show some love to one of the Detroit Lions‘ most underrated players in the entire league, Glover Quin.
They say the best ability is availability and in a league where players go down with significant injuries on a weekly basis this holds exceptionally true.
Quin arrived in Detroit via Houston for the 2013 season and has started every single game since. The man is a warrior. In fact, he is going on his eighth straight season without missing a game.
Last season, Quin didn’t miss a single snap! He was the only defensive player in the league to play every defensive snap for his team.
Quin is becoming Detroit’s version of Cal Ripken, an iron man. But his skills go well beyond his availability. He’s been balling out during his tenure with the Lions and consistently making big plays.
Quin has become the anchor of an improving Lions’ secondary. Fresh off a pick six last week and an interception week one he’s come on the scene strong to start 2017. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the number two safety in the NFL three games into the 2017 campaign.
Bob Quinn (two Ns), was wise enough to lock down the single N Quin, signing him to a team friendly deal this summer tying him to the franchise through 2019.
Quin is the leagues 15th highest paid safety, which is an absolute bargain. Quin can likely afford to take a team friendly deal because he is as shrewd off the field as he is on it. He has reportedly doubled his NFL earnings by investing 70% of his money while living off 30% of it.
Also just following Quin on social media you can tell he seems to truly care about the city of Detroit and the impact the Lions have on it. He wants to see this team reach new heights and he is doing everything in his power to see the Lions reach the Super Bowl.
If you’re in the market for a swaggy new look Lions uniform, I would suggest buying a Glover Quin. He’s gritty, talented, and tied to the franchise for the foreseeable future. In fact, a Quin jersey may have more cachet at your tailgate party than the common Matthew Stafford or Golden Tate uniform.
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While the NFL rulebook keeps finding new and improved ways to rob the Detroit Lions, Glover Quin will continue find new and improved ways to help the Lions win games. Because when it comes to playing safety, Quin fits the Lions defense like a glove (pun intended).