2. PK Nick Folk
The Titans quickly pivoted to trading for Folk after giving former Lions' kicker Michael Badgley a brief shot after he was let go by the Washington Commanders. It has worked out nicely, as the soon-to-be 39-year old (Nov. 5) has not missed a kick this season (16-for-16 on field goals; 8-for-8 on extra points).
Riley Patterson has been fine as the Lions' kicker this season, which is the only way to say it-fine. An attempt (and miss) from over 50 yards out in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers felt like it could have been a test, and to no surprise based on what we saw in the preseason finale it was one he failed.
It feels inevitable Patterson's distance limitations will hurt the Lions in a big moment, either with a miss at the outer limits of his range or a fourth down decision to go for it being driven by said limitations more than it actually making sense.
Folk is 3-for-3 on 50-plus yard field goals this season. Yes two of them have been indoors, but where do the Lions play home games again? And they have one game remaining where weather could (will?) be a thing-Week 14 at the Chicago Bears.
A kicker trade is certainly not all that interesting. But it's also a margin the Lions can seek improvement on, and Folk is worth calling about with the Titans selling at the deadline.