On Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the NFL trade deadline, news broke that the Detroit Lions had traded Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third round draft pick.
Following the announcement of the trade, it did not take former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron to take a shot at his former team.
One thing is for sure, Eric Ebron is not a big fan of the Detroit Lions organization.
3 Detroit Lions who could be traded today
After losing to the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday, the Detroit Lions are now 3-4 but still within striking distance in the NFC North.
But there is one big problem. The Lions do not have a roster that is ready to contend for a Super Bowl and that is all that really matters. Sure, they have quality players in Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson, Damon Harrison, and Darius Slay, but that is not enough.
Moving forward, Lions general manager Bob Quinn has some very important decisions to make. One of those decisions may involve making a move prior to 4 p.m. today.
So, here are three current Detroit Lions who could be dealt before Halloween.
Let’s start by upsetting the majority of Lions’ fans.
Golden Tate is one shiftiest wide receivers in the NFL and he has been for some time now. When he catches a pass, there is always a chance he makes something out of nothing and scores. He is the king of YAC (yards after catch) and is extremely valuable to the Lions offense.
That being said, Tate is in the final year of his contract and he will be 31 by the time the 2019 season kicks off. In order for him to remain in the Motor City, the Detroit Lions will have to pay a steep price for an aging wide receiver and that may not be the best decision.