That was his second question An introductory press conference TuesdayGiven the scale of the decision, it was somewhat surprising that it wasn’t the first.
Brad Holmes He made no promises about Matthew Stafford’s future in the quarterback, but the new one Detroit Lions Sure, the general manager looked like a man who wanted Stafford in his squad in 2021.
„Matthew, a great player,“ said Holmes. „And what you really value is, I think the level of talent is easy to see. But you really appreciate how the intangibles come out in the movie. Just how demanding he is in the play, how competitive he is and how tough he shows.“
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Holmes said he plans to „evaluate the entire list“ in the coming weeks and has not had any discussions with Stafford or other players in the five days since his appointment.
But Holmes said that despite the Lions’ record 5-11, and despite the fact that they haven’t had a winning season since 2017 Lions are not in rebuilding mode He wants to form the most competitive team this fall.
„This starts right this year with the entry of the 2021 season,“ he said. So don’t look at this as, ‘Oh, it’s going to be a long-term (rebuilding). I don’t know how long it will take in the long run. „This is not the approach, it is not the mentality in it. The approach is to ensure that we are able to make the most competitive team possible on the field in 2021.“
Stafford will almost certainly be the Lions’ choice in quarterback for the 2021 season.
Three weeks after his 33rd birthday, he is still playing high-profile football and is a player in the upper half of the NFL midfielders. He completed 64.2% of his passes this season, crossed 4,000 yards for the eighth time in his career and played all 16 matches despite suffering from thumb, rib and ankle injuries.
This year’s crop of free midfielders is lighter on teammakers and even lighter on callers for the serviceable signals Lions can handle, and Stafford is bound to be a better short-range option than any quarterback player black can get with the # 7 draft choice.
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This does not mean that black will not make a midfielder. Trevor Lawrence of Clemson is the presumed # 1 pick, while Justin Fields of Ohio, Zach Wilson of BU, Mac Jones in Alabama, and Trey Lance of North Dakota could all be in the top half of the first round.
Stafford, who has two years on his current contract, has not confirmed his commitment to Lions for 2021.
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After losing the end of the season to the Minnesota Vikings, he said he intends to spend some time decompressing the season and Find out about his future with his family.
Seeming frustrated with the organization’s condition at times, he declared that he did not want to be part of the rebuilding, so Holmes’s approach could satisfy his desires to win now and in Detroit.
„I’ve stayed two years on my trades here, so there’s a lot more to discuss,“ said Stafford after losing the Vikings. „Obviously, I’ll keep this between me and my family and all of that, but we’ll find out on I’m sure another date.“
Along with future Stafford, Holmes and new coach Dan Campbell, His appointment is expected to be completed later this week, They have a lot to do on their list.
Kenny Golladay’s highest-end broadband receiver is a free agent and may require keeping a franchise tag. Sachet leader Romeo Okuara also has an expired deal. Lions have large loopholes to fill all three levels of defense, as well as potential beginners to find in the receiver, right goalkeeper, and kicks.
„There are some building blocks to that defense right now,“ said Holmes, and although he fills the list, he wants to do so with trusted players who have a passion for soccer.
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„Obviously, we will deal with this side of the ball as we deal with the offensive side of the ball,“ Holmes said. „There is no area that we will not work to improve.“
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