Is the Detroit Lions potential GM, head coach vacancy appealing?

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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

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Multiple choices at Quarterback 

A new regime would be set up to have multiple choices for what to do at quarterback. It makes sense to keep quarterback Matthew Stafford. Especially if their goal is to win now. His contract compared to other quarterbacks in this league is a value deal.

However, if the goal is to start fresh, trading Stafford should only cause around 5 million in dead cap. Which isn’t the end of the world.

To me, both situations are ideal. Despite not playing up to par of last season’s performance, Stafford is still an amazing quarterback who has high trade value. This is important because the first thing candidates look at when considering job opportunities is who is at quarterback.

Another thing Detroit has going for them is that their offense can support a rookie quarterback. The Lions offensive line ranks top 10 in pass blocking and top 5 in running blocking this season. Again, I’ll talk about this more later in the article, the offense is almost entirely built.

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Potential Top-10 Pick

It’s obvious that most teams that have a general manager or head coaching vacancy will most likely have a top pick. Higher the pick, higher the odds of getting your top candidate is.

For example, NFL Network draft analyst and potential GM candidate Daniel Jeremiah seems to be a fan of NDSU quarterback Trey Lance. If Detroit is in prime position to select him in the upcoming NFL draft, that becomes incentive for Jeremiah to take the Lions’ general manager position.

Sitting at 1-3, it isn’t bright for current Head Coach Matt Patricia. If he isn’t fired in the near future, it’s hard not to expect much of the same for the rest of the season.  I’d bet money on the Lions having a top 10 pick.

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