With Titus Young and the Detroit Lions parting ways earlier this offseason the team needs to find another wide receiver to put alongside the best wideout in the game, Calvin Johnson.
Steve Breaston‘s name has popped up in the past few days as he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on February 19th. He already has had interviews with numerous NFL teams and the Pittsburgh Steelers are the favorites to land him, however the Lions would be the best destination for the play-making 29-year-old.
The transition from the Arizona Cardinals to the Chiefs didn’t pan out like he’d hoped as he struggled after his first year with the club playing in just 10 games and racking up a total of 74 yards. Playing alongside Larry Fitzgerald Breaston turned into an absolute beast with 1,006 yards and three touchdowns–Kurt Warner was throwing to Breaston and the two obviously connected pretty well in 2008.
Matthew Stafford is no slouch and if he hopes to reach the upper-echelon of quarterbacks he will need another wide receiver as Johnson can’t be expected to put up the MVP-type numbers that he had last year. Breaston is an experienced guy who has played with a talent like Johnson before, so I think it would be a perfect fit.
Now, the age issue has to emerge for the Lions as Breaston is turning 30 this season and has never caught more than three touchdowns. I think that in order to get the most out of franchise players Stafford and Johnson, the Lions need to bring someone else to catch passes in an offense that mustered up just four wins in 2012.