Are the Detroit Lions really ‘stuck in limbo’?

In Dan Campbell‘s first season as head coach of the Detroit Lions, he led his team to a 3-13-1 record in what was Year 1 of a rebuild that we hope does not take too long.

Most believe the Lions will be one of the most improved teams in the NFL in 2022 but one analyst from a prominent football website believes they are ‘stuck in limbo.’

Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus has released his latest 2022 NFL Power Rankings and he has the Lions listed in a head-scratching category.

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Are the Detroit Lions really ‘stuck in limbo’?

In his latest power rankings, Monson has teams placed in the following five categories:

The Contenders

Could be Their Year

Eyes on the Playoffs

Stuck in Limbo


Monson has the Lions coming in at No. 24 in his rankings, which places them in the “Stuck in Limbo” category.

Here is what he has to say about the 2022 Detroit Lions:


The rebuild project in Detroit still doesn’t have its quarterback of the future, but the rest of the roster is coming together very nicely, and Jared Goff has shown the capacity to be a better-than-average quarterback in the right environment. The Lions are still relying on the development and growth of young players that they added a year ago, but if things go as planned, Detroit could make more noise this season than people expect.

Honestly, I am not going to argue too much about Monson having the Lions at No. 24 ranking (though I think they will be better than that in 2022), but saying the Lions are ‘Stuck in Limbo’ seems a bit odd for a team that most believe they are moving on up.

Nation, where would you place the Detroit Lions in your preseason NFL Power Rankings?

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