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Top free agent safety John Johnson continues to be linked to Detroit Lions

When it comes to free agency in 2021, most believe the Detroit Lions will be on the sidelines for the most part, at least when it comes to making a big splash.

Multiple DSN writers have been suggesting for some time now that if the Lions are going to make a big splash that it should be on Los Angeles Rams S John Johnson.

One person who has also mentioned Johnson as an option is Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and he doubled down on that thought on Friday.

From Detroit Free Press:

He’s never been a Pro Bowler. He plays a position at which the Detroit Lions have one entrenched starter, one general manager Brad Holmes said is deep in this year’s draft. And he likely will command a big enough contract to offset a compensatory draft pick for his new team.

But if the Lions are going to chase one big-name player in free agency next week, that player should be Los Angeles Rams safety John Johnson.

Johnson is the best non-franchise-tagged safety on the market, and at 25 years old has the right blend of talent, youth and familiarity to be a short- and long-term asset for the rebuilding Lions.

Nation, would you like to see the Lions add Johnson to the mix for the 2021 season?

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