5 trades the Detroit Lions should consider in 2019
PROJECTED TRADE #1
Analysis: Let’s start by asking fans would you take seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown in a trade for cornerback Teez Tabor? How about getting Brown in exchange for defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson? That’s a no-brainer, right?
Tabor and Robinson are both former second-rounders selected by general manager Bob Quinn and this Lions’ front office. Although Detroit seemed to hit a home run with running back Kerryon Johnson in the second round of the 2018 draft, don’t forget the Lions had to trade up in order to take the talented Auburn runner.
All that to say getting a transcendent receiver like Brown is worth losing a high second-round pick (43rd overall). The 30-year old receiver hasn’t posted less than 101 receptions in a single season since 2012. His presence in the Lions’ receiver corps would instantly transform Detroit’s passing offense and make them the favorites to come out of the NFC North this upcoming season.
That is if new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell can get quarterback Matthew Stafford and Brown on the same page quickly.
The biggest obstacles? Brown’s hefty price tag and how the demonstrative, diva receiver would get along with hard-nosed head coach Matt Patricia.