Why the Lions signing Todd Gurley wouldn’t make sense

Todd Gurley II #21 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Todd Gurley II #21 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Brad Holmes, Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions General Manager Brad Holmes (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Completing the Trifecta?

To be clear, I love a lot of Brad Holmes’s moves so far. but let’s call this what it is: there is a similar pattern developing. Holmes has already brought back his old quarterback in Jared Goff (either a washed up garbage man or a talented player with a winning pedigree who got a raw deal in L.A., depending on who you listen to).

Defensive tackle Michael Brockers (either an underrated glue guy from the Super Bowl run or just another player, depending on how you see things) has been brought over from the Rams as part of the solution to shore up the woeful defense.

Now there’s seemingly a very realistic possibility of Gurley completing the trifecta–all three of the most notable Lions acquisitions would be former Rams. Why go after Todd Gurley at this point? There doesn’t seem to be any convincing reason besides his connection with Holmes, when his career was seeing much better days production-wise.

The Matthew Stafford trade was a home run. The assistant coaching staff is put together well. The draft decisions were a little strange at times but at least the Lions front office followed a clear plan.

Even Dan Campbell is growing on me, hearing him joke (at least I think he may have been joking) about keeping a pet lion to walk around with him on the sidelines. This buzz about a reunion with Todd Gurley though? I’ve seen how this script plays out in Detroit, and the ending has been too predictable.