Detroit Lions: 5 best individual offensive seasons since 2010

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
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The Detroit Lions have had some impressive individual offensive seasons since 2010.

During this unusual and uncertain offseason, Detroit Lions fans have had plenty of time to look forward. Today, we take the opportunity to look back and recognize the five best seasons by Lions offensive players over the last decade.

Despite average achievements on the team level during that time, many Lions have enjoyed excellent years under different coaches, in different circumstances, and with different season outcomes. One of them was also acclaimed as the best player at his position for the latter half of his career.

Naturally, when culling a list like this down to five entries, there will be some conspicuous omissions. Receiver Marvin Jones’ 2017 year, in which he led the NFL in yards per reception for instance, barely missed the cut. Left tackle Taylor Decker’s rookie year of 2016, in which he played every single snap on offense, was also considered.

Here are the five that we have chosen, representative of the highest levels that Lions’ offensive players have reached since 2010. Note, for this list, while some players were certainly deserving, no multiple entries per player were considered.