5 players the Detroit Lions must move on from in 2021

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#3. Marvin Jones Jr., WR

Former general manager Bob Quinn certainly had his share of free agency misses while in Detroit. But potentially his biggest hit was his very first signing. That being wide receiver Marvin Jones.

Unfortunately for Jones, he inked a five-year, $40 million contract as a free agent just days after legendary Lions’ receiver Calvin Johnson announced his early retirement. Reeling from the news, fans unfairly linked the addition of Jones as Megatron’s inferior replacement.

But Jones won the hearts and admiration of fans in Detroit early on, posting more than 2,000 receiving yards over his first two seasons in Motown. While injuries have limited the veteran wideout, who will turn 31-years old soon, he’s still been a reliable option for the offense when he’s on the field.

With a new regime soon taking the reigns in Detroit, and Jones possessing an expiring contract that will make him an unrestricted free agent in March, this seems like a natural point for both the organization and the player to part ways.

Marvin Jones Jr. currently leads the Lions in receptions (68), receiving yards (798), and receiving touchdowns (7) entering Week 17.