Bob Quinn Makes List of GMs on Hot Seat

John Maakaron

If you are a fan of the Lions ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft, how much faith do you realistically have that the organization will select enough impactful players?

As a result of Lions general manager Bob Quinn's subpar draft record and Detroit's lack of success during his tenure, Quinn has found himself on writer Jim Trotter's GMs hot seat list. 

Trotter writes, "Their drafts have been meh, at best, with a decent number of starters but limited impact performers. Quinn and Patricia both came from the Patriots, so it figures they would lean on that background during times of strife."

He added, "Perhaps the Lions will use the No. 3 overall pick on Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, who is considered an elite talent and the best available prospect at the position. Or perhaps they will trade back. Whatever they ultimately do, the fact remains they're still searching for their first high-impact, high draft pick under Quinn."

After a disappointing 6-10 season in 2018, Detroit head coach Matt Patricia & Co. followed that up with a 3-12-1 campaign in 2019.

Quinn's tenure and recent decision-making have been heavily scrutinized.

The intention was to move forward when ex-Lions head man Jim Caldwell was not retained after having multiple winning seasons and playoff appearances.

Most would have assumed that the combination of Quinn and Patricia would have hit the ground running since there was a long history between the two from their days with the Patriots.

That simply has not come to fruition, however, and there are serious doubts regarding the two being able to turn things around at this point. 


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Comments (4)
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BOB QUINN can't draft that's why he's on this list . No All-Pros on this roster from his drafting period.


Jimmy makes a great point. Need high end talent in the worst way


Should be top of the list


The reason the lions are terrible when it comes to draft picks. Is because Bob Quinn thinks he's BB. Stafford is not Brady, Matty P is not Bill Belichick. BB drafts for depth players and will acquire a top flight free agent in free like Gilmore. The lions draft depth players to start and overpay past there prime FA.