The good, the bad, the Detroit Lions: What to expect
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2021 marks the beginning of many new things for the Detroit Lions. A first-year GM, head coach, and quarterback will all be tested, with fans already at the gates after decades of losing football.
Following an impressive NFL draft spearheaded by new GM Brad Holmes, the Lions offense looks more formidable than many thought it would at this point in time.
Led by an experienced, Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback, solid running back corps, and potentially top-10 offensive line, the Lions’ biggest challenge will be at wide receiver, where they are losing both Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay (formerly WR1 and WR2).
Tight-end T.J. Hockenson, a former first-round pick and one of the league’s top tight-ends, will be Goff’s go-to target unless Detroit lands another receiver or two via trade this offseason.
For Detroit fans, there is hope. In year one of the Campbell era, there are already signs of a positive culture change that could shape Detroit football for years to come. On the flip side, this is not a playoff-caliber roster, at least not yet.
While Lions fans know not to get their hopes up too much, 2021 could end up being a solid year for the Honolulu Blue. Both 8-9 and 9-8 feel very possible with this team, which may not seem like much to most fan bases, but most Lions fans would gratefully accept.