Following the 2021 season, there was no question about it that the Detroit Lions had to add some talent at the wide receiver position. Sure, the Lions had Amon-Ra St. Brown, who had a great rookie season, but they needed a player who could stretch the field. That player ended up being DJ Chark, who the Lions signed to a 1-year, $10 million deal during the free agency period. Though Chark got off to a slow start and had to deal with some injuries, he ended up being a bright spot on the Lions' offense.
DJ Chark wants to play for the Detroit Lions in 2023
During a recent interview, Chark, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, made it pretty clear that he wants to return to Detroit for the 2023 season.
“I have a good relationship, not only with the players, but the coaches,” Chark said. “Obviously, it's a business, you've got to work out the numbers and all of that, but this place checks off all the boxes. I have a good relationship with the coaching staff, I'm used to the city, I've adjusted to the cold.
“I'm a big believer and I'm going to let my faith go before me and I feel I'll end up in the right place,” he continued. “I think this is a great place for me. If it works out, I definitely wouldn't mind sitting here talking to you from this same locker. We just have to see how it goes, but I'm pleased with everything, even the bumps in the road I had this (season), I'm pleased with how things went.”
Lions' GM Brad Holmes will have an extremely important decision to make when it comes to Chark, but, if a reasonable offer is made, you can bet Chark would have a hard time turning it down.
Nation, do you think the Lions should bring back Chark for the 2023 season?