Detroit Lions all-time offensive team

Though the Detroit Lions have never been to a Super Bowl (only one playoff since the 1991 season) they have certainly had some great players along the way.

During this three-part series, I am going to give you who I believe are the Lions’ best offensive, defensive, and special teams players in franchise history.

Without further ado, here is your Detroit Lions’ all-time offense.


Starter: Matthew Stafford

Backup: Bobby Layne

Running Backs

Starter: Barry Sanders

Backup: Billy Sims


Starter: Nick Pietrosante

Backup: Cory Schlesinger

Wide Receivers

Starters: Calvin Johnson, Gail Cogdill

Backups: Herman Moore, Brett Perriman, Golden Tate, Johnnie Mortin

Tight Ends

Starter: Charlie Sanders

Backup: T.J. Hockenson

Offensive Tackles

Starters: Lou Creekmur, Lomas Brown

Offensive Guards

Starters: Gover Emerson, Harley Sewell


Starter: Alex Wojciechowicz

Backup: Frank Ragnow/Kevin Glover

Nation, what do you think?



1 thought on “Detroit Lions all-time offensive team”

  1. You missed quite a few players. Jim Doran, receiver. Charlie Ane, center. John Gordy, guard. Ron Kramer, tight end. Dominic Raiola, center. Leon Hart, fullback. Howard “Hopalong” Cassidy, running back.

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