On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions rocked the city when they traded TE T.J. Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings. When the trade was initially reported, it was understood that the Lions were giving up Hockenson along with a 2023 fourth-round pick and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick. But, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter, there is a specific detail to the trade that results in Lions' fans needing to root for the Vikings to win a playoff game.
Why should Detroit Lions fans root for the Vikings to win a playoff game?
According to Adam Schefter, “the 2024 conditional fourth-round pick that Detroit sent to Minnesota today as part of the T.J. Hockenson trade will become a 2024 fifth-round round pick if the Vikings win a playoff game, per source.”
It will not be easy to root for the Vikings to win anything, but if it will earn the Lions a fourth-round pick rather than a fifth-round pick, it will have to be done!