Detroit Lions fans have got to be tired of their team constantly throwing a figurative band-aid over the team’s woeful group of wide receivers. Sure, Calvin Johnson Jr. is easily the best at his position in the NFL, but the one they call is “Megatron” continues to be surrounded by misfits. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is changing his ways anytime soon.
Instead, Detroit is rumored to current free agent wide receiver and former Green Bay Packers All-Pro James Jones. Sure, Jones is just two years removed from a 14-touchdown season, but the veteran wide receiver took a few steps back in 2013 and will turn 30 years old in three weeks.
If the Lions are going to make a serious run for the NFC North title this year then they will need to make a serious investment to place alongside Johnson. For instance, younger players like Eric Decker or even Hakeem Nicks are the play-makers that should be on Mayhew’s radar.
Signing Jones away from the rival Packers may sound like a good idea, but Detroit must stop playing games with it’s number two wide receiver and put an end to the clown show that is currently taking place opposite Johnson.