Detroit Lions: Which disgruntled Steeler would you prefer?
Likelihood of actually ending up in Detroit
Le’Veon is about to have full control over his next destination as a free agent, while Brown is looking for a trade, so the best he can do is to ask nicely. Word out of Pittsburgh is that the AFC North is off limits, and getting him out of the conference entirely is ideal on their end. Bell won’t have those same constraints when going shopping for his next team.
At various times, numerous oddsmakers have listed the Lions as one of the top few contenders for Brown, while I haven’t heard any credible buzz about Bell landing Detroit, other than that Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press really wants him to.
In a perfect world, both of them end up in Detroit, both are model citizens and ideal teammates, the Lions win the Super Bowl and we all get ice cream sandwiches.
With that said, I’m sure some people reading this will look at their price tags and transgressions from the 2018 season and swear off both of them for life on principle.
Somewhere in the middle of all this, my feeling is that Bob Quinn and company need a big move this offseason. One that carries with it some risk, one with a huge potential payoff, and one that would send shock waves through the league and the fanbase that says they’re serious about contending for championships immediately.
As I said last week, it’s far-fetched, but Antonio Brown would be a perfect add for the Lions.