With the NFL’s free agency period scheduled to kick off next week, here are four players the Detroit Lions should consider re-signing for 2020.
The Detroit Lions will have several players hitting the open market next week when the NFL’s free agency period officially starts on Wednesday, March 18. In fact, we should start hearing about some potential deals as early as next Monday with the legal tampering period kicking off two days before.
As far as the Lions are concerned, there are surely a few of their own free agents they’d like to retain. Detroit recently re-signed 34-year old wide receiver Danny Amendola to a one-year, potential $6 million deal.
With an eye on 2020 (and possibly beyond), here are four other unrestricted free agents we believe Detroit should re-sign before the market opens.
Logan Thomas, TE
The Lions revamped their entire tight end group in 2019. Signing veteran tight end Jesse James in free agency and drafting T.J. Hockenson in the first round of the draft figures to have secured the position for years to come.
Yet, former quarterback Logan Thomas actually registered more targets than James (28) and played in more games (16) than Hockenson in 2019.
Thomas ended last season with 16 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown averaging a nice 10.8 yards per catch. And despite turning 29-years old before the start of the upcoming season, the former passer feels like he’s only scratching the surface of his potential as a tight end. This is one investment Detroit should continue to make.