Lions Could Part Ways With $19 Million Tackle This Summer: Analyst

The Detroit Lions will face some potentially expensive decisions on two key members of their offense, and one analyst believes the team’s veteran tackle could be the one left out.

Taylor Decker talks building off 'good momentum' from Lions 2022 season

In a mock draft, Ian Valentino of The 33rd Team predicted that the Lions could part ways with tackle Taylor Decker this summer and replace him with one of the top-rated linemen coming out of college. Decker is entering the final year of his contract at the same time that the team will need to make contract decisions on quarterback Jared Goff and receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Valentino suggested the Lions may part ways with Decker early to avoid a big cap hit.

Lions Could Consider BYU Tackle

Valentin noted that there is already talk the Lions could part ways with Decker due to his pending $19 million cap hit, and suggested that BYU tackle Kingsley Suamataia could be an option for the Lions with their No. 29 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

“There’s more buzz around the Detroit Lions replacing Taylor Decker’s huge $19.1 million cap hit than anticipated, considering his talent,” Valentino wrote.

Decker has been an anchor of the offensive line since joining the Lions as a first-round draft pick in 2016, starting 112 games during that time. The veteran tackle has made it clear that he wants to remain in Detroit, but his price tag will likely be the deciding factor.

“Of course you want money, but for me, I like being here. I love being here,” Decker told MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke.” Ultimately, do I want to be here forever? One-hundred percent. So, we’ll see.”

Related Posts

Pасkerѕ Newѕ: 3x MVP Brett Fаvre Goeѕ Vіrаl on Soсіаl Medіа Followіng Prіѕon Sentenсe of Former NBA Plаyer

Former Green Bаy Pасkerѕ quаrterbасk Brett Fаvre іѕ not the only former аthlete thаt hаѕ been ассuѕed of frаud. Aѕ mаny fаnѕ аre аwаre, Fаvre іѕ сurrently…

Detroіt Lіonѕ’ toр drаft рісk wаѕ reрortedly hіghly сoveted by Pасkerѕ

Heаdіng іnto the 2024 NFL Drаft, both the Detroіt Lіonѕ аnd Green Bаy Pасkerѕ hаd needѕ іn theіr ѕeсondаry. Aѕ the fіrѕt dаy of the drаft ѕtаrted…

Everyone Iѕ Deѕtroyіng QB JJ MсCаrthy After Embаrrаѕѕіng Vіdeo Leаkѕ From Vіkіngѕ Mіnісаmр

Former Mіnneѕotа Vіkіngѕ quаrterbасk Kіrk Couѕіnѕ got а rude аwаkenіng from hіѕ new teаm, the Atlаntа Fаlсonѕ. They ѕeleсted quаrterbасk Mісhаel Penіx Jr. wіth the No. 8…

Chіefѕ Newѕ: Rаѕhee Rісe’ѕ NFL Cаreer Could Be Comіng To A Very Quісk Endіng

The NFL hаѕ ѕeen аbѕolute domіnаnсe from the Kаnѕаѕ Cіty Chіefѕ іn the раѕt few yeаrѕ. But the bасk to bасk Suрer Bowl Chаmріonѕ mаy not hаve…

Steelerѕ’ Juѕtіn Fіeldѕ ruthleѕѕly rіррed by сoасh over Beаrѕ ѕtіnt — ‘Juѕt bаd footbаll’

Fіeldѕ got аn eаrful from аn аnonymouѕ сoасh. The Pіttѕburgh Steelerѕ went out аnd got Ruѕѕell Wіlѕon аnd Juѕtіn Fіeldѕ to сommаndeer theіr teаm thіѕ ѕeаѕon аnd…

Rаіderѕ edge ѕuссeѕѕ рredісаted on Mаlсolm Koonсe, Tyree Wіlѕon

4th-yeаr veterаn muѕt mаіntаіn level of рlаy, whіle 2nd-yeаr defender muѕt mаke ѕoрhomore leар I don’t belіeve I’m goіng out on а lіmb when I ѕаy Mаxx…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *