Could this be the Quinntricia “MO” for the off-season in 2020?
- They love ex-Patriots! Patricia himself, Amendola, Flowers, Coleman, ______.
- Quinn spends money and will go after his targets early in Free Agency.
- Quinn is not afraid to trade a high profile, impact player. (see Quandre Diggs)
- Fact: Darius Slay was on the trade block in October and the Lions received many calls but never pulled the trigger.
- The stars are aligning for the Lions who sit at the #3 overall pick, to make a potentially huge trade with a team looking to move up for one of the Franchise QB’s in the 2020 Draft.
How does it play out?
- The Slay trade. There are many ways to look at this player and his trade value. The trade market for CB’s seems to be very lucrative in today’s NFL. Big name CB’s in their prime have been traded over the last few seasons, Marcus Peters and Jalen Ramsey. The market value is high and the Lions could reap some nice returns for the trade of a Pro Bowl CB.
What teams were interested in Slay?
Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts were two teams heavily rumored for Slay before last years deadline. Both teams have the ammo necessary to pull off a trade for Slay and sign him to a long term extension. (According to Overthecap.com the Colts have 9 draft picks $86 million in estimated cap-----the Eagles have 10 draft picks and $40 million in estimated cap)
Lions trade Darius Slay to the Indianapolis Colts for their #34 and a 2021 3rd round pick.
- Quinn spends money and will go after his targets early in Free agency. Who does he target?
Logan Ryan CB. Free agent CB coming off a 3 year $30 million contract with the Titans. He will follow the money again and land in Detroit with open arms to his old DC Matt Patricia. Perfect fit for everyone involved. Logan Ryan gets another lucrative contract with money that would have been used on a pricey Slay extension…see above. Logan steps in and has an immediate impact from a leadership standpoint and from his previous experience in this system. Day 1 target for Quinntricia at the start of Free agency.
Another potential target I could see fit into the Quinntricia “MO” is Vic Beasley LB. Former 1rst round pick is set to hit the Free agent market and may be an early target for the Lions in the process.
So where do the Lions sit at this point heading into the NFL draft in April?
-Slay is traded for the #34 overall pick and a 2021 3rd round pick to the Indianapolis Colts.
-Lions sign two impact starters to the Defense (Logan Ryan CB and Vic Beasley LB)
Thats2 has a good thread up about “Paying a premium to trade up for a QB”. https://lionstalk.com/t/paying-a-premium-to-trade-up-for-a-qb/3543
I thought is was a great read with good analysis on the value of where the Lions are sitting at in the Draft.
Dolphins make a move for their franchise QB. I don’t know who it will be. Could be Burrow, Tua, Herbert? Whichever one they pick…the Dolphins target and secure, using the ammo they’ve built up just for this purpose, to trade with the Lions and select their Franchise QB.
From thats2 thread: We’ll use his first example of a Dolphins trade to move up to the #3 spot.
For instance, a 30% overpay from the Dolphins for the 3rd pick would look something like: #5 overall, #26, #39. Or, #5 overall, #18 overall, 2021 3rd round pick. Or, #5 overall, #26, #70, 2021 2nd round pick. Something along those lines. And we might be able to get more than that.
Lions trade down to #5 and in addition receive the #26 and #39 picks in the 2020 NFL draft.
So after all the dust settles from the Slay trade, Free agency, and a blockbuster trade at the top of the draft…
The Lions sit with the:
Logan Ryan CB
Vic Beasley LB
#5 (Dolphins) Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State
I’ll let you draft gurus fill in the rest of the blanks. This off-season does not seem to far out of reason for the Lions.
We’ll see how it all plays out…