4 bold 2024 offseason predictions for Detroit Lions

Detroit goes all-in on the 2024 season.
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This offseason, the Detroit Lions already look like a team ready to run it back.

With Ben Johnson deciding to stick around another year, this has the feeling of an organization that's going to keep their necessary core while adding strong talent to their areas of need, en route to another run at a Super Bowl.

As they enter their offseason, let's try and predict what Detroit might do at some of their key positions of need. And, while we're at it, let's get bold.

1. Lions sign CB L'Jarius Sneed in free agency

Probably the biggest need for this team is going to be at cornerback. The Lions were fantastic against the run last year, but struggled against the pass. When you are seeing a guy like Kindle Vildor playing meaningful snaps in the postseason, you have a problem.

The top available cornerbacks on the free agent market are Jaylon Johnson of the Chicago Bears and L'Jarius Sneed of the Kansas City Chiefs. Now, I see virtually no chance Johnson goes elsewhere. So, let's assume the only shot Detroit has here is by signing Sneed.

The Chiefs will also try hard to re-sign Sneed, and they have a good chunk of cap space to do so this offseason. The problem in Kansas City, though, is the fact that they're scheduled to see 24 players hit the open market. Will they be able to bring Sneed back? We'll see.

The Lions, meanwhile, could make an aggressive offer for the talented cornerback. If the Chiefs don't use the franchise tag on him, Detroit has as good a chance as anyone.