Now, with rumors/reports floating around that NFL teams may not be as high on Tua Tagovailoa as most suspected they would be, it is seeming more and more likely that the Lions will not be able to trade the pick at all, or at best, the return may not be great.
This past week, Lions GM Bob Quinn spoke to reporters via a Zoom conference call and he may have given a big clue regarding what will happen (or not happen) in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, which kicks off on Thursday.
From Detroit Free Press:
“It takes two teams to do a trade,” Quinn said during his nearly hour-long Zoom session. And, “Like I said at the beginning, you can’t just say, ‘Hey, I’m gonna trade.’ You need a trade partner.”
What Quinn said is the truth every year but with Tua reportedly being knocked down a peg by recent reports, maybe he was dropping a warning signal to Lions fans who are counting on a trade down.