Entertaining trades is something any good team will do. If the Detroit Lions find the right buyers, they have some valuable assets they can sell high.
Overall, the play of the Detroit Lions has been solid. There have been some disappointing player performances thus far.
Here are legitimate trades that could go down for economic gain/draft capital.
Inconsistency has killed this fourth-year pro. His play is trending in the direction of not receiving his $8.25 million dollar fifth-year option.
Darren Fells playing better all-around, while coming at a cheaper price, makes him a better long-term option. Being 31 years old isn’t so appealing.
Ebron could be on his way out sooner than later if his struggles continue. It could take a complete turn for the better if he flips a switch as well.
I’m not trying to upset anyone with this suggestion. Riddick has been a phenomenal player when healthy. Unfortunately, availability isn’t his strong suit.
This move doesn’t make a ton of sense financially, but what the Lions could get in return for him would be worth it. I think Riddick’s best days are behind him so it’s better to sell before there isn’t much left in him.
Ameer Abdullah can do the same if not more than the fifth-year pro for cheaper. Because he isn’t suited to be an every-down back either, the Lions could draft a better running back in 2018. Detroit could also extend some of their more valuable players.
With the emergence of Miles Killebrew, Wilson becomes expendable. His ability is ok, but because he isn’t the future at strong safety. The end could come sooner if Detroit can get a decent return on him.
Most likely, his future isn’t with this team, so it doesn’t hurt getting Killebrew a head start at the position.
There isn’t any sort of urgency for the Lions to make any trades, especially because they look like a playoff team. Based on logic, these trades make sense.
I don’t see any happening myself, but these are a few players that I could see getting traded over others. Simply suggestions at this point.
Making the arguments to support these trades is the objective. Anything can happen in the NFL.