When Calvin Johnson signed his eight-year, 132 million dollar contract in 2012, Detroit Lions fans were thrilled. The fans realized that not only is “Megatron” going to be in
The Lions were sending two messages. One of the messages was that the Lions wanted fans to know that one of the favorite Lions will still be on the field. The other message was hidden.
The Lions also wanted to send a message to the players in the league. Telling them, Calvin Johnson is here to stay, who wants to join the best receiver in the NFL?
This long-term deal was more than just signing Johnson for eight years and filling the seats, but to try and draw players from around the league.
Did this decision work?
Reggie Bush, Glover Quin, Jason Jones, Chris Hope, Jake Scott, Leroy Harris, Michael Spurlock, Matt Veldman, Israel Idonije, Montell Owens, and C.J. Mosley.
I think I answered my own question.
Guys around the league seem like they want to come to
Look at Reggie Bush, Glover Quin, C.J. Mosley, Chris Hope, and
These players have value to them and where did they decide to come?
Not only did Idonije and Hope come to
It’s obviously not for the money. So why?
Let’s face it… The Lions used to be the laughing stock in the NFL.
But this organization is on its way up. With players now coming to
Israel Idonije played with the Bears for nine seasons before the team didn’t resign him this offseason. detroitnews.com says that Idonije wants to show his old team that he still has some gas in the tank.
28-year-old Reggie Bush doesn’t look to be slowing down in the offseason anytime soon. detroitlions.com
With special teams being an issue for the Lions in the past, the signing of Montell Owens could be a perfect fit. detroitlions.com
Rookie guard Larry Warford, is still in the running to start at offensive tackle for the Lions this season. prideofdetroit.com says Warford has been fitting in well with the offensive line on and off the field.
Tight end is a position on the Lions offense that has multiple options. detroitlions.com says
Take a look at where the roster stands right now. prideofdetroit.com