When Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn knew he was going to trade Darius Slay, he also must have realized that he would have to replace a Pro Bowl cornerback. It sounds like Quinn was planning on signing a top free-agent cornerback to fill Slay’s shoes but that plan did not work out.
According to former Carolina Panthers CB James Bradberry, the Lions were runner-up to the New York Giants when it came to landing him.
From Detroit Free Press:
“It was either between the Lions and New York and I just feel like New York was the better fit for me,” Bradberry said on the Jim Rome Show. “I knew (Giants general manager Dave) Gettleman, so I know what type of organization he’s trying to build over there and I knew some of the players that were there as well and they had nothing but good things to say about the organization. So I feel like it was the right fit.”
Bradberry, who is 26, was originally selected by the Panthers in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 2019, he had 3 interceptions and 12 pass breakups in 15 starts.
Nation, would you have liked to see James Bradberry in a Detroit Lions uniform?