Two potential candidates for the Lions next general manager

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The Detroit Lions are 3-5 and should be looking to make a regime change soon

After being thoroughly dominated by what was the worst team in the NFC North going into the week, the Detroit Lions have officially crashed and burned. Despite having a favorable schedule following their week five bye, Motor City’s football team has gone 2-2 in the four games since then and has been embarrassed in the two losses.

They were able to control the Jacksonville game from start to finish but then were barely able to squeak out a win against an (at the time) one-win Falcons team. After that, they were thrashed by the Colts (41-21) and then run over (literally) by Minnesota with a score of 34-20.

Looking ahead at the schedule, based on how they’ve played the last two weeks, Detroit is staring at a likely final record of 4-12. At best, they might be able to struggle to a 6-10 record. But with a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL draft (and possibly top-5), it’s time for the Lions to part ways with the current front office leader Bob Quinn.

But who should the Lions look at to try and right the ship in Detroit? First, you should look at teams with a good history of drafting well and who are also able to develop those players and turn it into success on the field. For me, you have to look at a front office member of the Indianapolis Colts and a front office director in Baltimore.

The Colts consistently have contending teams and were just a legitimate quarterback away from being real contenders over the past couple of years. Now, with Philip Rivers leading the charge they are in a prime position to capture a playoff spot and make a run at the Super Bowl.

They have built a very good, balanced team and have drafted multiple play-makers and impact players over the last few years; with big props going to one guy in particular.