Reports have been swirling that Chase Young is possibly overrated. Are these reports substantial enough to have him fall to the Detroit Lions? Hype can be a dangerous thing, especially for college players.
Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Who do fans want the Lions to re-sign? We asked, you answered. Over the past month or so, we’ve profiled the 16 Detroit Lions players set to become free agents at the start of the new league year in March.
When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at spotrac.com and overthecap.com to determine: (1) Stafford’s cash payout in 2020; (2) Stafford’s cap number in 2020 if on the team; and (3) Stafford cap charge in 2020 if traded.
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images These two Lions will almost certainly be re-signed If an NFL player is facing an expiring contract with fewer than three accrued seasons in the league, they aren’t a normal free agent free to sign anywhere when the new league hits.